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What are the major symptoms of nephritis?

What are the major symptoms of nephritis?

See below: The most common symptoms of nephritis will typically be elevated blood pressure with values sometimes extremely elevated, increased swelling of the feet and legs from fluid retention which then will result in weight gain. Shortness of breath can occur if fluid builds up in the lungs. Obviously labs will be abnormal including kidney function abnormalities and abnormal urine tests. ...Read more

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Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more


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What are the primary symptoms of nephritis?

What are the primary symptoms of nephritis?

Changes in the urine: Nephritis means inflammation of the kidney. This can sometimes result in blood or protein being lossed in the urine manifesting as a smoky or frothy urinary appearance nephritis can result in kidney injury and as such, patients may present with feelings of fatigue, swelling and elevated blood pressure. In may instances, nephritis causes no symptoms and is picked up incidentally bo routine labs. ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of kidney nephritis?

What are the primary symptoms of kidney nephritis?

Blood in urine: Kidney nephritis is broad term that encompasses glomerulonephritis. The main symptoms are fever, blood in urine, swelling of legs, kidney failure. In some instances such as allergic nephritis, the blood in urine may not be as apparent. Protein in the urine is also usually found. ...Read more

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Symptoms of nephritis?

Symptoms of nephritis?

Glomerular swelling: There could be blood seen in urine- urine test can also show protein in urine. BP could increase.There could be worsening of kidney function with elevation on urea and creatinine levels in the blood. There can also be swelling in the legs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of interstitial nephritis?

Varied: The symptoms range from none to blood in the urine or swelling of your body. The causes and treatments are complicated. You should see a doctor immedidately. ...Read more

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So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

Not sure : Why you think you have lupus nephritis if you do not have lupus. Lab tests and urine evaluation can lead to the diagnosis of lupus nephritis. ...Read more

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DIagnosed as OAB BUT is urinary frequency going every 1/2 hour less about an oz a symptom of kidney failure or nephritis? I am scared diagnosis wrong

DIagnosed as OAB BUT is urinary frequency going every 1/2 hour less about an oz a symptom of kidney failure or nephritis?  I am scared diagnosis wrong

No: In kidney failure you don't pee at all, or make very little pee.With a nephritis you will pee blood or protein.I will assume that was looked at when you were seen. If you are not communicating well with the doc you have, try again or look for another.You sound like OAB. ...Read more

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My sister, aged 48 was diagnosed lupus nephritis, ANA ve in nov 2009 , as on date no significant sle related symptoms, is it mis-diagnosis?Sug tests?

Kidney biopsy. : Abnormal blood or protein in urine and other blood tests can suggest lupus nephritis even if there are no other "extra-renal" symptoms of lupus. Only a kidney biopsy can definitively diagnose or rule out lupus nephritis. Your sister should discuss these questions with her nephrologist. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the classification of nephritis in children?

See a pediatrician: The causes and treatments of nephritis are complicated. You should see a pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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What is kidney nephritis?

What is kidney nephritis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the kidneys due to infection, a reaction to a chemical put into body ( meds, contrast, etc), surgery, disease, etc.. to diagnose, blood tests, radiologic tests, pathology, urine tests can help. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is pyloric nephritis?

Kidney infection: I think you mean pyelonephritis: an infection of the kidney. ...Read more

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What is tubulointerstitial nephritis?

Interstitial nephrit: What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? ANS: Inflammation of the surrounding tissue of the tubules. Many causes. Too many to discuss here ...Read more

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What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

Much different: Cystitis refers to an infection in the bladder. Nephritis is an inflammation and disruption of the microvascular anatomy in the kidney, expecially of the glomerulus or filtering units. The former is an irritation, the latter is a kidney function disorder that requires a nephrologist specialist opinion. ...Read more

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What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? How is it treated?

Tubulinterst nephrit: An inflammatory disease of the interstitial of the kidneys. Treated by finding out the cause in some cases. Would do a wikipedia on it for more details. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have nephritis and I skip my prescribed medicines for over a week?

Depends on disease: Nephritis "glomerulonephritis" is different kinds and also depends on the stage of your disease. E.G. If the disease is well controlled will differ than if it was otherwise. Also, missing different medicines have different significance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tubulointerstitial nephritis can some explain to me what it does exactly?

Kidney structure: Kidney specialists look at kidney as 3 compartments- glomerulus, tubulointerstitial and vascular.Tubulointerstitium consists of tubules and interstitium involved in absorption/secretion of electrolytes, water and acids. When diseases affect this part, it is called tubulointerstial nephritis. ...Read more

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What benign nephritis is?

What benign nephritis is?

Benign GN - opinion: Benign nephritis is a term used by a nephrologist to describe his/her opinion of a patient's condition. Usually this term is attached to patient's with nonproteinuric IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disorder, or recovered post infectious gn. It is an opinion, it is not a guarantee, but when used by a nephrologist it usually means low risk of progression to esrd. ...Read more

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What exactly is masugi nephritis?

Nephritis: An experimentally produced, immune-mediated nephritis. Called also nephrotoxic nephritis. ...Read more

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Nephritis (Definition)

Acute or chronic inflammation of kidney due to infection, degenerative process or vascular disease. ...Read more