Learn about polycystic kidney disease (PKD) from Dallas Nephrology Associates.

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disorder that causes many cysts to develop in the kidney and other organs. Cysts cause the kidney to enlarge, which results in the reduction of kidney function.

PKD symptoms.

PKD can affect patients of all ages but is more common in people over age 30.

  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney stones
  • Back or side pain
  • Enlargement of the abdomen
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent bladder or kidney infections

Diagnosing PKD at Dallas Nephrology Associates.

At Dallas Nephrology Associates, our kidney doctors can use a variety of tests to evaluate suspected polycystic kidney disease and determine the extent of kidney disease. We primarily use ultrasound, which is reliable, noninvasive and inexpensive, to determine if you have PKD. On occasion, our nephrologists may order a CT or MRI scan.

Treating polycystic kidney disease in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Early diagnosis and treatment of PKD is important. Our nephrologists at Dallas Nephrology Associates can help to delay progression of chronic kidney disease, including the use of new FDA-approved treatments.

Want to know more about kidney disease?

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For advanced, effective care for polycystic kidney disease in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, call Dallas Nephrology Associates at 877-654-3639 or reach us using our convenient online form.