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    Diagnosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease

    2014-03-10 16:03| Font Size A A A

    Diagnosis of Polycystic Kidney DiseasePKD is an inherited disorder that can can does great harm to your daily life. Therefore, you should diagnose and prevent it early and timely. Usually, some diagnostic ways are able to detect how large the cysts are and where the cysts lie. They may include the followings.

    Ultrasound Examination

    It is the most useful way to check cysts by using sound waves. A wand-like device called a transducer is placed on your body. Then, it can emit inaudible sound waves which can be reflected back to the transducer. In this case, the computer will transplant the reflected sound waves into images of the kidneys.

    Computerized tomography (CT) scan

    This is an effective way to check the smaller cysts in your kidneys. Through the thin X-ray through your body, you doctor will be able to see the cross-sectional images of your kidneys and judge the size and place of the cysts in your kidneys.

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

    It uses strong magnets to image your body to visualize kidney structure and look for cysts.

    Besides, your doctor can also diagnose your condition on the basis of family history and clinical symptoms. Usually, people with a family history of PKD is more likely to be attacked. You should pay attention to check it as early as possible.

    When cysts in the kidneys are not smaller, they does not cause many symptoms. But if they grow to a large size, you will suffer from a lot of disorders like bloated abdomen, flank pain, hematuria, high blood pressure, renal insufficiency and so on.

    In a word, only when you diagnose it early and timely can you prevent the rupture of kidney cysts and other complications. Have any question? Please consult our online doctor for free or leave a message below. Best wishes!

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