More than 60% of patients with autosomal dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) suffer from pain in the abdomen and flank side. The pain may be acute or chronic. This text provides an detailed introduction about cause and treatment of PKD acute pain, and we hope that it can be helpful to you.
Acute pain in PKD can be caused by complications such as infected cysts, cyst
rupture/hemorrhage and kidney stones.
● Infected cysts can lead to diffuse pain that is unilateral or bilateral.
The most common presentation of cyst infection is a sudden increase in flank
pain related with fever.
● Hemorrhage is another common cause of acute pain in the flank in
association with gross hematuria. This bleeding can be into communicating
urinary tract. Gross hematuria may occur in over 50% of patients with PKD.
Episodes of bleeding before the age of 30 carry a worse prognosis.
● Kidney stones. Approximately 1/3 of people with PKD will develop stones in
the kidneys. This is a cause of significant morbidity in ADPKD due to flank
pain, hematuria, and UTIs.
Corresponding treatment is adopted depending on specific causes. In general,
over-the-counter medicines are used to treat pain. Serious pain is treated by
surgery to drain cysts, which can provide only temporary relief. It is wise for
people with PKD acute pain to find a thorough method.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a kind of Chinese herbal remedy. It can
function to prevent continuous growth of the cysts, and shrink the enlarged
cysts. In this way, we can eliminate PKD acute pain successfully after certain
period of treatment.
When you are treated in our hospital for PKD, you are the focus of an
incredible team of experts that personalized your treatment. This helps increase
your odds for successful treatment. Any help? Call +86 311 8926-1580 or email to