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How often should I have ultrasound if I have polycystic kidney disease?

Anjay Rastogi, MD
Nephrology
Doctors generally recommend that you should have an ultrasound once a year if you have polycystic kidney disease (PKD). A simple blood test could be misleading in determining how rapidly your PKD is progressing. An ultrasound on regular intervals based on your physician recommendations can help assess your kidney size and how many cysts you have in your kidneys as well as in your liver.

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