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What are signs of kidney failure?

What are signs of kidney failure?

Fatigue swelling etc: Weakness, fatigue, lethargy. Fluid retention & swelling. Shortness of breath. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20024029 & http://www.medicinenet.com/kidney_failure/article.htm. Go see your family doc for testing and possible referral to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) when appropriate. Control blood pressure & sugar (diabetes). ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can you describe the initial signs of kidney failure?

Can you describe the initial signs of kidney failure?

Little or no urine: Production; swelling of feet, ankles &/or eyelids; nausea vomiting & loss of appetite; flank pain (under rib cage on back); feeling of tiredness, weakness & lack of energy: possible some mental confusion. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

Subtle: More often than not they are mild and easy to miss as just having a "flu" and being under the weather. They include: fatigue, poor appetite, increasing need to sleep but not waking up refreshed, nausea in the morning, lack of libido, muscle cramping and ultimately swelling, shortness of breath and low urine output. ...Read more

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I was curious if anyone knows some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

I was curious if anyone knows some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more

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I had no signs of kidney failure other than blood work. ?

I had no signs of kidney failure other than blood work. ?

See your doctor: what specifically did your blood test show? If you had signs of kidney failure on blood work you need to see a nephrologist immediately. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure i don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure i don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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Is it true that swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps signs of kidney failure?

Is it true that swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps signs of kidney failure?

See below: Not likely, sound more like a allergic reaction, and possible electrolyte disorder. It is possible some kidney disorders cause electrolyte disturbances which lead to muscle cramps. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having kidney failure?

What are the signs of having kidney failure?

Few signs/many signs: Many people know they're moving towards renal failure by their lab values alone. But here are some symptoms which can be associated with kidney failure - and many other things as well: unusual fluid retention, mental changes, confusion, foods tasting metallic, nausea/vomiting, exhaustion, anemia, sexual dysfunction.Much depends on the speed of onset; acute and chronic renal failure arent the same. ...Read more

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What are signs of acute kidney failure?

What are signs of acute kidney failure?

Decrease urination: There are multiple signs of acute renal failure (arf). The first sign that must people realize is a decrease in urine output as well as noticeable swelling in their lower extremities. ARF can also be detected by your doctor by blood and urine tests. If you have severe forms of arf, then you develop decrease in appetite, insomnia and anemia. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of approaching kidney failure?

What are the signs and symptoms of approaching kidney failure?

A lot of signs: Usually nausea, vomiting , weight loss , shortness of breath , trembling of hands, palor and mood disorders, problem sleeping are mostly the signs and symptoms of impending renal failure. ...Read more

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What are the signs of stage 1 kidney failure?

What are the signs of stage 1 kidney failure?

No signs/symptoms: Check out http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/stages-of-kidney-disease/stage-1-of-chronic-kidney-disease/e/4745 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 for more info. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney failure in women?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney failure in women?

Same as in men: Weakness, fatigue, lethargy. Fluid retention & swelling. Shortness of breath. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20024029 & http://www.medicinenet.com/kidney_failure/article.htm. Go see your family doc for testing and possible referral to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) when appropriate. Control blood pressure & sugar (diabetes). ...Read more

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Is jaunduce in kidney failure a sign that the body is shutting down?

Is jaunduce in kidney failure a sign that the body is shutting down?

Means Liver Failure: Jaundice refers to the body becoming yellow in appearance because too much pigment from old red blood cells is not handled normally by the liver +/or bile duct. So it means there is too much destruction of blood cells, or a problem with the liver/bile duct. Jaundice may be separate from or connected with the kidney failure. If they are linked, it usually does mean that disease is far advanced. ...Read more

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Im diabetic and been a big drinker but i stoped what are the first signs or symptoms of kidney failure please?

Im diabetic and been a big drinker but i stoped what are the first signs or symptoms of kidney failure please?

Kidney Failure: The most common sign of kidney failure is fatigue. As it progresses uremia can develop which can cause confusion. Generally, alcohol abuse causes liver damage before kidney damage. It can also affect the heart. Kidney damage can happen, but usually after cirrhosis of the liver progresses considerably. ...Read more

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How to live with kidney failure .when all my frnds are moving ahead in life ,I'm stuck with this? I'm 24 years old ..how to be +ve physically& mentaly

Kidney failure: If you have kidney failure, you will reach a point when you will need kidney replacement therapy (peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis). But you can also consider kidney transplant. Yes, you have to adapt to this changes, and certainly will be different than a person with no kidney failure, but you will be able to have a positive and almost normal life, especially if you get a transplant. ...Read more

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Im diebetic been a big drinker but stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the signs if im starting kidney failure is there pain anything?

Im diebetic been a big drinker but stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the signs if im starting kidney failure is there pain anything?

Often None: I'm glad you have stopped drinking. Your liver may experience some recovery. Kidney failure often has no symptoms, but can be detected early by blood tests (bun, creatinine). Your doctor is most likely monitoring these along with your liver. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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