A patient is being evaluated for polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The nurse assesses the patient expecting to note which common symptoms?


• Common clinical manifestations of PKD include flank or lower back pain, frequent UTIs, hematuria, proteinuria, calculi, and hypertension

• PKD does not cause an adrenal crisis

• Nausea is not commonly associated with PKD

• PKD is an inherited condition that causes cysts (fluid-filled mases) to develop in the kidneys.  Common complications include hypertension or kidney failure

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