Blood in Urine for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Q: I am a Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) suffer and the size of the biggest cyst is 14cm. In these days, I find blood in urine. Also I have intense back pain. I really very horrified. Is the bleeding caused by my Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?
A: Blood in urine is a very common symptom in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is featured with multiple cysts growing on kidneys. If untreated in time, the cysts will enlarge continuously and occupy more and more abdominal cavity. As a result, the pressure in abdominal cavity increases continuously. Under this condition, even if a mild knock on abdomen can cause cysts to rupture. Moreover, the enlarged cysts also cause oppression to the kidney and surrounding organs thus resulting in cysts rupturing. As there are many capillaries under cyst wall, when the cysts rupture, the blood red cells will enter into urinary tract and finally be discharged into urine. Therefore, you will find blood in your urine. As rupturing cysts can cause damage to kidneys, it is very important for the patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) to prevent cyst from rupturing.
Once you find blood in urine, you should go to see a doctor immediately. If it is the result of cysts rupturing, you should take antibiotics treatment to prevent further infection. The patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) should know that cyst rupturing can cause serious damage to kidney function and accelerate Renal Failure. Therefore, it is very essential for the patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) to receive proper treatment to prevent enlargement of cysts as early as possible.
However, in the western medicine, the passive treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) disappoints the patients so much. The patients believe that there is no other treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) at all except dialysis and Kidney Transplant. They just wait for the disease worsening until it develops into Renal Failure.
In China, Chinese herbal medicine is widely used in the treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The effective integrants not only can stop the cysts enlargement, but also can shrink the enlarged ones to some extent. Therefore, the patients can avoid cysts rupturing.