Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a kidney condition where a person develops multiple benign cysts in the kidneys and other organs. In the kidneys, over time, cyst growth can lead to kidney failure as normal healthy tissue is replaced.

The most common form of this condition is autosomal dominant PKD (ADPKD). This a genetic disease and screening can help diagnose ADPKD early.

Symptoms of ADPKD

Common symptoms can vary. However, they may include back or abdominal pain, recurrent urine infections, blood in the urine, kidney stones and kidney failure.

In some patients, multiple cysts can develop in the liver and pancreas, which can lead to a physical expansion in the stomach area.

Treatment of ADPKD

We offer, as appropriate:

  • treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • medication to manage symptoms of polycystic kidneys

  • treatment to slow down cyst growth with Tolvaptan 

  • screening/genetic testing for suspected ADPKD where appropriate


Number: 0203 313 8333/38337

Consultant: Dr Peter Hill

Clinics: Every Friday morning, offering a mixture of virtual and face-to-face appointments

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