How is hematuria treated in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Hematuria is frequent in patients with ADPKD. It usually results from cyst rupture or stone passage. Instruct the patient to drink large amounts of water, to rest, and to take a pain killer if necessary. Hematuria is usually self-limited. Hospitalization is necessary if the patient is still bleeding after several days or if the amount of blood is substantial.


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