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

Frequent UTIs
Lower back or flank pain that worsens with activity


• 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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