As Multiple Kidney Cysts and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) have many similarities, many patients treat the two diseases with the same therapy. In fact, although both them belong to kidney cystic disease, they have many differences.
PKD is a genetic disease caused by a abnormal dominant gene. However,
Multiple Kidney Cysts is congenital (forming in the fetus stage) or caused by
trauma, inflammation, tumour and other factors.
2. Family history of the diseases
The patients with PKD have family history of PKD. However, usually, the
patients with Multiple Renal Cysts do not have people with the same disease.
3. Substance in the cysts
The substance in the cysts of PKD is urine. The cysts of Multiple Kidney
Cysts contain body fluid that is similar to blood plasma.
4. Complications and harms of the disease
In most cases, PKD can cause hematuria, hypertension, edema and renal
insufficiency. Generally speaking, patients with Multiple Kidney Cysts do not
have hypertension or renal insufficiency and so on.
For the patients with PKD, they can prevent the growing of cysts and
eliminate the symptoms of the disease. However, the cysts of Multiple Renal
Cysts can be prevented from growing or can be shrinked. What’s more, the small
one can be eliminated.
Multiple Renal Cysts is a common disease and it can be found among people at
any age. Usually, it occurs suddenly without any obvious symptom. PKD is genetic
disease and has no symptom at its early stage. A majority of patients begin to
have symptoms 40-50 years old. For the patients with PKD, their kidney is
covered with lots of cysts and they will grow up as the patients become
It is very important for patients to know the differences of PKD and Multiple
Renal Cysts. I can help them to get correct treatment based on their own disease