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Is It Possible to Have PKD in One Kidney

2014-07-02 09:14

Is It Possible to Have PKD in One KidneyIs it possible for one to suffer from PKD in one kidney? PKD is a genetic kidney problem and in about 90% of cases, patients inherit this illness from their parents. PKD is marked by increasing fluid collection in kidney. At the very beginning, only several small cysts are found through medical tests like B ultrasound, but as time goes by, more and more cysts appear in kidneys and most of the time, they are bilateral. However, recently a patient complain he is diagnosed with PKD, but test reports show only one of his kidney is detected with cysts and the other one is normal. So is it possible for PKD patients to have cyst in one kidney?

As for the question we mentioned above, the answer is “Yes”, but it is a very rare condition. PKD is marked by cysts in kidney, and both two kidneys can be detected with cysts, but in the initial stage, it is possible for cysts to firstly appear in only one kidney and then both.

Besides, PKD is a genetic kidney problem, but it does not mean people with no family members suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease will never develop this problem. According to clinical statistics, in 10% of cases, PKD patients have no relatives with this illness, which means it is possible for everyone to suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease.

In addition, for PKD patients who have cysts in one kidney, it is necessary to receive treatment as soon as possible even though they still have a normal kidney, because there is risk for them to develop cysts in another kidney. To protect residual kidney function, they need to get all the kidney cysts shrunk and stop healthy kidney tissues from being suppressed. Besides it, they also need to make diet changes, as improper diet will stimulate kidney cyst and make them enlarge quickly. What foods to eat should be picked carefully on the basis of their illness condition.

Lastly, no matter PKD is found in one kidney or two kidneys, treatment is needed as soon as possible as this will help improve their life expectancy.

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