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

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
  • Print
Answer

Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), because they can worsen renal function and potentiate hyperkalemia. Treatment involves surgical cyst decompression, which is effective for pain relief in 60-80% of patients. See Surgical Drainage, below.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!