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What Does Blood in Urine Mean for PKD Patients

2015-06-16 11:51

What Does Blood in Urine Mean for PKD PatientsHematuria is a common symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Some PKD patients may have microscopic hematuria, while some may have gross hematuria. What does blood in urine mean for PKD patients? After reading this article, you may find the answer.

It may mean rupture of kidney cysts.

In kidney cyst wall, there are many capillaries. When kidney cysts burst, red blood cells come into urine, leading to blood in urine. But with kidney cyst rupture, you may have other symptoms, such as severe back pain, symptoms associated with infections such as fever.

It may mean urinary tract infections.

UTIs are the common complication of PKD. It can cause blood in urine as well. But with UTIs, you feel pain or burning when you urinate.

It may mean kidney stone.

Kidney stone is also very common among PKD patients. When it moves in your body, it may scratch the tissues around, leading to blood in urine.

It may mean kidney function impairment.

With kidney function impairment, your kidneys become leaky so that protein and red blood cells which should be retained in the body leaks out.

Generally speaking, blood in urine will disappear in several days without any treatment. What you should do is to drink plenty of water in case that blood becomes clot to block the ureter. But it is necessary for you to find out the underlying causes and then take corresponding measures. For example, if it is caused by rupture or UTIs, you may have to take antibiotics, and if it is caused by kidney stones, you may have to dissolve the stones with medicine or surgery.

What does blood in urine mean for PKD patients? I think you have acquired the answer. If you would like to know more information about PKD, please leave a message below or send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We can help you shrink the cysts and stop their growth to protect your kidneys.

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