Polycystic kidney disorder is a genetically transmitted disease where multiple cysts develop within the kidneys. Cysts are benign, round sacs filled with a watery fluid. The size of the formed cysts may vary and as more fluid accumulates, they can grow in size. In some cases, polycystic kidney can cause the development of cysts in other parts of the body too, such as the liver. The symptoms of this disorder include abdominal pain or tenderness, blood in the urine, flank pain on one or both sides and excessive urination at night.
HOW IS POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Often, the symptoms of polycystic kidney disease do not show up until middle age.