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What are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

What are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

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. ...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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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

Hematuria & Pain: Now often found at prenatal maternal/fetal ultrasound.. After birth large cystic, swollen kidney or large tumor sometimes causes visible bulge & can be palpated.Dark colored bloody urine can suggest nephritis, tumor or stone.Flank pain & percussion over lower rib cage could be pyelonephritis or obstructing stone. Thirst + large volumes of urine ?Diabetes insipidus(kidney can't concentrate urine. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stone?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stone?

Pain, blood in urine: The typical presentation of a kidney stone is one sided flank pain that radiates into the groin with blood in the urine. That being said, having to go frequently, pelvic pain, back pain, and vomiting are all signs and symptoms of kidney stones. You may only detect the blood microscopically or it may be obvious. Sometimes there is no blood in the urine. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

See below: Commonly severe pain in the back commonly referred to the loin area, below the rib area, either side of the spine , in the flank area , and traveling down sometime to the front of the abdomen other symptoms may be blood in the urine which looks like the color of cola. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

Belly pain: Kidney stones can hurt like heck. You may feel very severe crampy pain [some folks say it's as strong as childbirth pain!]. You may see blood in your pee. ...Read more

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What are classic early signs of kidney damage and what are common causes of kidney damage leading to failure?

What are classic early signs of kidney damage and what are common causes of kidney damage leading to failure?

Signs of kidney dama: There are no classic signs of kidney damage, kidney damage can occur silently. Recurrent uti's, specially pyelonephritis can lead to chronic kidney damage, long standing obstruction of the urinary tract, urinary reflux into the kidneys, congenital and hereditary abnormalities like polycystic kidneys, congenital obstruction (upj), glomerulonephritis. ...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 and symptoms of kidney failure in women?

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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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What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

Varies widely. : The symptoms & signs of renal insufficiency 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, & central nervous system abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

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What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...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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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of pyelonephritis?

What are early signs and symptoms of pyelonephritis?

Flank pain & fever: Also burning sensation & frequency of urination. Because pyelonephritis usually starts as an ascending infection from the bladder. Also possible hematuria. ...Read more

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What are some signs of kidney damage?

What are some signs of kidney damage?

Kidney damage signs: There are two simple tests to see if you have kidney problems. One is an urine analysis. If you have protein or red blood cells in your urine, there may be a problem with your kidneys. The other way is to have a blood test to see what the BUN and creatinine levels are. If they are elevated, you should see a nephrologist to find out why and what can be done about it. Goo luck. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Feels BAD: Dehydration can cause your to have headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, sore throat, achy muscles and joints. Concentrated urine. Constipation. Dizziness, nausea and fainting when you stand up --> heat exhaustion. Hot clammy skin..... Worse -> hot dry skin! sign of heat stroke. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

Pain on right: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. Gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain occurs after eating, especially fatty foods, can be severe. If pain lasts more than an hour or if you vomit get to your doctor. Ultrasound can diagnose. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a pancreas attack?

What are signs and symptoms of a pancreas attack?

Pancreas: Belly ache is common but it most often occurs very rapidly if it is a pancreas issue. Anybody with abdominal pain needs to see a doctor without delay, even if it needs a visit to an Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Kidney Damage (Definition)

Kidney damage is a condition that may be due to damage to the blood vessels connected to the kidney or injuries from causes such as tumors and certain medications. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, an inability to urinate, and pain in the back of the upper abdomen on either ...Read more