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What are the symptoms of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

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Not everyone with ADPKD will have symptoms. Those who do may not notice anything for many years. Most people with the disease have high blood pressure. Urinary tract infections and kidney stones are also common.

Other signs that you have ADPKD include:

  • Pain in your back or sides, often because of a burst cyst, a kidney stone, or a urinary tract infection
  • Blood in your pee
  • Swelling in your belly as the cysts grow

SOURCES:

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning About Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease."

National Kidney Foundation: "Polycystic Kidney Disease."

PKD International: "ADPKD."

PKD Foundation: "Common Questions About How PKD Will Affect Your Health."

Halvorson, C. , June 2010. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning About Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease."

National Kidney Foundation: "Polycystic Kidney Disease."

PKD International: "ADPKD."

PKD Foundation: "Common Questions About How PKD Will Affect Your Health."

Halvorson, C. , June 2010. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 06, 2018

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