Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited kidney disease. Generally, it has no obvious developing signs or symptoms before the age of 20. Commonly, when people are between the age of 30 to 50, the cysts have a rapid growth, during which stage many symptoms are showed. Let’s take a look at.
• Pain over kidney region
Back or side pain are often the first common symptoms. The pain can range from moderate to severe and is usually short-lived, lasting for a few minutes to several days.This is due to the enlarged kidneys or kidney stones.
• Blood in the urine
When the cysts enlarge to a certain extent, the kidney cyst is more likely to rupture. Blood urine occurs when one or more of the cysts starting to bleed.That condition may come and go. What’s more, if the cyst is bleeding in large amount, it may even cause sepsis.
• Abnormal abdomen
You may feel the mass in your upper abdomen of both sides or you may see your abdomen swell, sometimes even like pregnant.
• High blood pressure
High blood pressure cannot be felt. It is only usually detected during routine testing. Here some clues to high blood pressure:
- a headache
- blurred vision
- shortness of breath
The reason for the above symptoms is that the renal cyst compresses the normal kidney tissues, making kidneys lack blood and oxygen supply, thus high blood pressure with those symptoms occurs .
• Urinary tract infection
If you have a urinary tract infection, your are possible to have such symptoms as:
- cloudy urine with bits of deposition
- frequent urine , either by day or at night
- pain or discomfort when passing urine
- urgent urination( you feel difficult to hold your urine)
- unusually unpleasant smelling urine
When the urinary tract infection get severe, more symptoms show, like:
- a high temperature of 38ºC or above
- uncontrollable shivering
- feeling sick
Please remember, some of those symptoms are fairly common so that they may not be caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease. You’d better contact with your doctor or have a medical check to confirm. If you have one of the above symptom, have a further talk with doctor online. I believe you can get some helpful advices.