Knowing about symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can be beneficial to timely diagnosis. Once patients know more about this disease, they will cooperate with doctors actively, which is helpful to get a better prognosis. Well then, what symptoms can Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients get?
Firstly, Hypertension appears frequent among symptoms of Polycystic Kidney
Disease (PKD), happening before renal function decline. Besides, it has close
relationship with excessive activity of renin-angiotensin system. Therefore,
once Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients have increasing blood pressure,
they should be cautious about it and take timely body check, because Polycystic
Kidney Disease (PKD) is not formed in one day. Hypertension is one of signals
appeared before Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) happens, so if patients pay high
attention to it and take proper treatment, it will lay a good foundation for the
Secondly, Anemia: most Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients suffer from
Anemia from light to heavy, usually accompanied by nocturnal urination. This
symptom is always related with renal function decline and decrease of
erythrogenin secreted by kidney.
Thirdly, discomfort or concealed pain on waist and abdomen: this symptom
usually happens in the early stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Exercise,
long-term sitting and tiredness can cause pressure on patients back and waist,
causing continuous or intermittent sharp pain. It is usually caused by kidney
enlargement or increasing kidney capsular tensility.
Fourthly, abdominal masses: when kidney enlarges to a certain degree, masses
with various sizes can be touched on unilateral or bilateral upper abdomen,
moving with breath. Pressing pain can be felt when there is an infection at the
All above symptoms are common among Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients.
Due to individual body condition, each patient may have different symptoms. When
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients choose a treatment, they should
communicate with their doctor actively in order to decide a correct and proper
treatment, which can help patients recover better.