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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

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 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

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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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Does kidney failure happen to only adults?

Does kidney failure happen to only adults?

Any one can: Any person can experience renal failure from a newborn infant to a geriatric person. ...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

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more