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what are the symptoms of kidney disease?

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Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 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.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 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.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, i suggest you see your physician when possible.

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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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.
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What are the main symptoms of kidney disease?

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

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 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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What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2(kidney disease)?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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See below: Mpgn is short for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.This is a pattern of kidney injury seen on kidney biopsy.High blood pressure, swelling of legs all whole body and loss of kidney function with more symptoms like anorexia, nausea depending on stage of kidney function loss.
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What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Asymptomatic: It depends on the cause of the kidney disease.Some may present with swelling of the legs, face, others with blood tinged urine, however most often, early kidney disease are asymptomatic. Protein in the urine is one of the earliset signs of kidney disease followed by increase in serum creatinine on blood tests. If you suspect, please see your doctor to get the blood and urine tests.

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