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Forum Name: Renal Failure

Question: cyst on kidneys


 lin champagne - Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:15 am

my 27 year old daughter has recently had her gallbladder out, has protien S deficiency, And has had 3 strokes prior to having a pfo repaired. after having gallbladder removed she was still having problems, doctor did another ct scan and found cyst on ovary and kidney does one atomatically have pkd if you have cyst on your kidney's?
her current meds are cumidon,depacoat. and as far as we know no family history of kidney disease.
 Sandy Tracy RN - Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:47 am

User avatar Hello Lin Champagne,

Many people have cysts on ovaries and kidneys without knowing they are there. It is when there are other complications going on that these need to be investigated further.

Most cysts on kidneys and ovaries are benign and are found when the doctor is looking for other things. These are called "incidental cysts"

One does not automatically have PKD if they have cysts. However if there are other symptoms such as fever, frequent urination, blood in the urine or pain inbetween the ribs and hips further testing may be required.

I encourage you to continue talking to the Doctor that you are seeing and good luck

Sandy RN

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