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Polycystic kidney disease. What are the chances of me getting this disease and what are the symptoms?

Hi doctor, I?m 26 year old man, my mother has polycystic kidney disease. What is the disease about? What are the chances of me getting this disease? What are the symptoms?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jan 2010
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Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. When cysts form in the kidneys, they are filled with fluid. Polycystic kidney disease cysts can profoundly enlarge the kidneys while replacing much of the normal structure, resulting in reduced kidney function and leading to kidney failure. There are two types of hereditary inheritance of polycystic kidney disease, one autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive type. Yes, u can get the disease but it depends on the type of hereditary inheritance your mother has, if your mother has autosomal dominant type of polycystic disease, then there is 50% likely that u might get polycystic kidney disease. The most common symptoms are pain in the back and the sides between the ribs and hips and headaches. The pain can be temporary or persistent, mild or severe.
Answered: Wed, 20 Jan 2010
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