Renata Mendes

I was diagnosed 10 years ago. I had low back pain for some weeks, so I went to emergency and they sent me to an orthopedist. After a few days taking orthopedist pills and still dealing with back pain, I went back to emergency after blood started appearing in my urine. In emergency they did a belly ultrasound and told me that I need to do a surgery to remove something that appeared in my kidneys. Since my blood test was okay, they sent me in the next day to a urologist to make surgery arrangements. This urologist was not sure about surgery, but had no idea how to translate my kidneys ultrasound. So after passing my ultrasound off to different urologists, finally they sent me to a nephrologist that gave me a PKD diagnosis. Nobody in family has it. They say my case is a genetic mutation.