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Will My Future Kids Be Affected by PKD If I Have It

Will My Future Kids Be Affected by PKD If I Have ItPolycystic Kidney Disease is one common kidney disorder in many countries. Because this disease is associated with genetic disorder, the sufferers must wonder whether their future kids will be affected by PKD.

There are two typical forms of Polycystic Kidney Disease: ARPKD and ADPKD. ARPKD usually onsets infancy stage, and it is relatively rare. ADPKD is also called adult polycystic kidney disease, and it can appear at any age.

Because this disease is one inherited kidney disease, so PKD patients' future kids may also have this disease. If you happen to have this disease, try to check whether your child will have this disease from the following explanation.

The first condition: If you have autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) but your partner is health, your child has 50% of chance to get this disease.

The second condition: It is rare that both wife and husband have ADPKD. However, if this happens, your child has 75% of chance to be affected by this disease.

The third condition: If you have autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease but your partner is health, your child won't have this disease.

The last condition: It is the most rare condition that both of wife and husband have ARPKD. If unfortunately, it happens. The future child will have 100% of chance to get this disease.

In summary

Now, we have known PKD patients' kids are at a high risk of getting this genetic disease. To have a healthy child, patients should do test and consult the doctor in detail when planning to have a baby. Besides, if they want to get a baby safely, they should make sure their kidney disease and kidney-related complications have been controlled very well. If you need any help, we are glad to help you.

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