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A 43-year-old member asked:

what are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Good question: You should be concerned and seek medical help if you have diminished urine output, you are swelling and gaining weight, you have headaches due to high blood pressure, visual changes, have blood in the urine or difficulty urinating, foul smelling urine, pain in your sides etc.. The list is longer, but these are the most common symptoms.

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A 61-year-old member asked:

Is kidney damage reversible ?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: There are many causes of kidney damage/injury. Some are reversible and some are not. If its an allergic reaction to a medication, this injury is generally reversible.If its damage to the kidney from a disease called diabetic nephropathy, it may be progressive injury and irreversible.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What are the sympotms of kidney damage?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: It would depend on the degree of "kidney damage." but my guess is you may have been told you had chronic kidney disease, possibly stage 2 or 3. Then you probably do not have any symptoms from the kidney damage, but what's important is control what you can, such as your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, salt consumption, and avoiding medications that could worsen the damage, such as nsaids.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney damage: There are very few treatments that heal kidney damage. However the kidneys have a capacity to heal with time. Acute kidney injury can often heal by stopping medications that damage the kidney (nsaids, IV dye, etc) and making sure you are well hydrated. If the damage is more long term (high blood pressure or diabetes), often you can only try to slow progression with BP control and sugar control.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to recover from kidney damage?

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Dr. Mark Soloway
Urology 53 years experience
Depends on your age : Depends what caused the kidney damage and your age. Some blood tests will indicate the degree of any damage.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of kidney damage?

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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Geriatrics 54 years experience
Labs: Will need urine and lab tests.

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