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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the early symptoms of kidney disease?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Often no symptoms: Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms. For example, in diabetes, we check for micro-albumin (a protein ) in the urine. Patients don't feel it. If it's present, it suggests diabetic kidney disease.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

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Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are dozens of causes of kidney disease; some are limited to the kidneys themselves, while others are associated with other systems in the body. Chronic kidney disease may have no symptoms and can only be determined by laboratory testing. Other types may range from minor symptoms to major illnesses, and need to be evaluated by a kidney specialist, often along with other health care providers.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the main symptoms of kidney disease?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
May not notice: Especially early on, you may not notice anything, and the cause will impact what you see or feel. Common symptoms once advanced can be fatigue, confusion, nausea, itching. Can also see blood in the urine or dark urine, or decreased amount of urine.With significant renal failure, most people feel awful overall!
A 42-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What symptoms are you having when you find out you have kidney disease?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Varies widely. : The symptoms & signs of kidney failure vary widely. It depends on the degree of kidney underfunction, the onset, the cause, & the duration. If gradual, there may be no initial symptoms. Sometimes there is blood in the urine & flank pain. Ultimately, hypertension, swelling & uremia results: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pericarditis, peripheral neuropathy, and central nervous system abnormalities.

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