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Diagnosis and Treatment of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-09-30 11:21

Diagnosis and Treatment of Medullary Sponge KidneyMedullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) refers to a medical condition that is present at birth and tiny sponge-like sacs called cysts begin to develop in the inner part of the kidney or medulla. Individuals affected by this disease typically experience no symptoms. Then, how to make a diagnosis of MSK? What are the available treatments?

Diagnosis of Medullary Sponge Kidney

This condition is typically diagnosed until later on in life between the ages of 10~30. It is often detected when a person is receiving tests for other medical conditions or when MSK lead to complications like urinary tract infections, Kidney Stones, or hematuria (blood in the urine).

When a person present repeated kidney stones or urinary tract infections, the physician who suspect MSK will run an "intravenous pyelogram" or "IVP" to diagnose the disease. Now other ways are more common. Untrasound is one way to get the diagnosis of MSK. Another way is by CT scan.

Treatment of Medullary Sponge Kidney

Currently, there is no treatment or cure for the cysts that appear due to MSK. Typically, therapies consists of controlling the symptoms such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, etc.

Urinary tract infections. People who suffer from frequent urinary tract infections typically take antibiotics. The doctor may prescribed low doses of antibiotics to proceed taking with aims to stop the recurrence of infections of urinary tract.

Kidney Stones. Dietary arrangements involve increased fluid intake. Sometimes, patients adopt a medical procedure to remove the larger stones. Besides, natural herbal remedy is available in Chinese medicine to treat kidney stones from the root. This is the most recommended method.

It is rare that MSK causes serious problems of Kidney Failure and the majority of individuals who have this condition will experience no symptoms. It is essential to contact the physician as soon as possible if you experiencing the symptoms like urinary tract infection or kidney problem. You can also leave us a message in the below or send an e-mail to kidneyabc@hotmail.com for free help from our doctor.

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