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Question: I have polycystic kidney disease, when will i need a transplant by if i was diagnosed at 10 and now am 18? Hi i am a 18 year old female with polycystic kidney disease ! i was wondering if anyone knew about this disease and what could happen to someone with it? would i need a transplant in the near future if i was diagnosed at 10 ?

Answer: I'm 17 and was diagnosed when I was nine. Live about your life like you usually would, but there are a few things you need to watch out for. Avoid things that involve jumping around, for example, I used to do trampoline gymnastics and horse back riding, I had to stop because the up and down motions make the cysts grow. Salty foods. avoid those. And just remember to keep a good diet, be healthy. And if you were given any medication from your doctor, then TAKE IT. I had blood pressure problems too so they gave me a pill to take, and I really don't like taking pills, so i didn't take it. But apparently I just found out that if I DO take the pill it ll elongate the life of my kidneys. pretty much I'm keeping myself alive longer if i take it. Don't worry about transplants unless your kidneys are really bad and are full of cysts. Just keep it monitored. ex: i go to the hospital every 6 months for ultrasounds on my kidneys to check the cysts, and see if they grew/or there are any new ones. hope this helped :) peace and love!!

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