Polycystic Kidney Disease: Could I Have a Child? good news is adults with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can and do have a healthy baby if their illness condition can be well controlled. however, you are suggested to get personalized suggestions, before you consider to have a child. If you wanna a speicific suggestion, you are suggested to send your basic info and medical information to email@example.com
PKD is an inherited kidney disease, but not all parents with this disorder
will pass on the disease to their children. Generally, if both parents carry the
gene of PKD, the baby has a 75% chance of developing the disorder. If only one
parent is suffering from the disease, the baby has a 50% of chance to be
affected by the disease. Therefore, for people with PKD who desire to give birth
to a child, it is possible for you to have a healthy baby if your illness
condition is not severe and you have no hypertension, decline of kidney
function, large amount loss of protein in the urine, etc.
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However, for those who are suffering from severe PKD or have progressed to
kidney failure, it is not suitable for them to consider pregnancy. In this case,
being pregnant will increase the burden of the injured kidneys, thus
accelerating the development of PKD into end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In
severe case, death can be caused due to pregnancy.
Therefore, before you make a decision to have a baby, we suggest you to
discuss with your doctors in details or consult our online expert. Only with
your doctors′ permission, you can decide to conceive.
Besides, there are some useful suggestions to follow:
1. During the period of pregnancy, regular examination should be done
including tests of the disease and the fetus. If the fetus is also found to be
affected by PKD, you must take prompt measures to terminate the pregnancy.
2. Even after the birth of the baby, you should continue to do examination
carefully. Generally, you can have these tests once half one year. Should you
have a baby for PKD patients? It depends on your own condition. Do you have any
question? You can contact us directly. We are very glad to help you.
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