Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Kidney Disease Polycystic Evaluation

The evaluation of polycystic kidney disease begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with polycystic kidney disease may include:

Test are required to make the diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease. In many cases, the diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease is made during an evaluation for another illness.

Tests that may be used to evaluate polycystic kidney disease may include:

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate polycystic kidney disease include:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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