Do I have BHD?

If you answer yes to more than one of the following questions, you may have BHD and should talk to your doctor.

  • Do you have any pale skin bumps on your face, ears, neck, or upper body? (See photos)
  • Have you ever had a collapsed lung or been told you have lung cysts?
  • Have you ever had more than one kidney cyst and/or tumour?
  • Does anyone in your family have BHD syndrome or any of these symptoms?

It is worth remembering that even if you do have one of these symptoms, it does not mean that you have BHD syndrome. The only way to know if you definitely have BHD is to have a genetic test.

More information about the symptoms of BHD can be found in the following sections:

 

Publication date: December 2014
Review date: December 2017