When the cysts present in the kidney start to bleed, this can be confined inside the cysts or in the urine. If it occurs in the urine, it is then called hematuria. This symptom is usually self-limiting which means that it will only last about a week and then disappear on its own. Polycystic kidney disease makes the kidney more affected by trauma. In around two-thirds of polycystic kidney disease cases, patients will suffer from bleeding. If patients experience even a mild trauma, they might start to bleed internally or externally. Internal bleeding is usually very painful.
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