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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • ADPKD
  • Polycystic kidney disease, adult type
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  • My grandfather just recently found out he has polycystic kidney disease, and I am curious to know if I have it also. I am 20 years old and have experienced some symptoms. What is the best way to go about testing for this condition? What kinds of tests do they run? Click here for answer

  • I inherited polycystic kidney disease from my mother. Over the past two years I have had two CT scans which show that the condition has not changed. One side of my kidney is very large and I am currently taking medicine for high blood pressure. I am worried because I have three children. What can I do to manage my condition?  Click here for answer

  • In autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), does the symptom and severity of symptoms of tend to be the same among affected family members (e.g., would a mother and her son with ADPKD be similarly affected)? Click here for answer

  • My brother was been recently diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). I am interested in testing to determine if I will go on to develop symptoms in the future. What are symptoms of ADPKD? How is it diagnosed? What influences the age at which symptoms begin to appear? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • ADPKD
  • Polycystic kidney disease, adult type
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.