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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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What are some of the symptoms of kidney failure?

What are some of the symptoms of kidney failure?

Silent: Kidneys fail silently-- therefore routine screening is necessary! Subtle signs --- like increased fatigue, increased sleepiness, mild tremors, cognitive/memory impairment, headaches, flu like symptoms, body aches, leg cramps etc etc can all be indicative of renal failure! ...Read more

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What are some of the early symptoms of kidney failure?

What are some of the early symptoms of kidney failure?

Vague & not specific: These include fatigue, low energy, poor concentration, mental sluggishness, and poor appetite specially for meat. Usually edema is present, but not necessarily. These vague symptoms should not be used for diagnosis due to being vague and could occur with other illnesses, hence the importance of lab. For instance the top 4 symptoms above can occur to healthy persons after a long work day. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

What are some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

Flank pain, blood: Back pain in the flank at level of lower back ribcage, can be very severe kidney stones. Blood in the urine, in any amount, either bright red or rust brown. Flank pain with fever, chills 7 vomiting. Back pain aftr uti. Puffiness of the eyes or ankles. Thirst and producing excessive volumes of urine. Absent urine production from acute medical kidney disease. High blood pressure & headaches etc. ...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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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 some of the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

What are some of the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Uremic symptoms: As kidney function deteriorates, one will start to develop symptoms of uremia (i.e. build-up of toxins the kidneys are unable to excrete) including persistent nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, diffuse itching, depression, and inability to concentrate. As chronic kidney disease progresses, anemia will get worse and feel tired (kidneys produce a hormone that stimulates bone marrow to produce RBCs) ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of kidney failure in elderly?

Nocturia or none: May not be any. If severe poor appetite, nausea, tiredness, shortness of breath, others. Check with your doctor if in doubt. ...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 symptoms of kidney failure?

What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Varies widely.: The symptoms & signs of kidney failure 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, and central nervous system abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Kidney failure: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure, but they range from fatigue and lack of energy, to high Blood Pressure, to welling of the face or extremities to being very pale (from anemia) to heart rhythm problems from imbalance in electrolytes. If you suspect you may have kidney failure, you should see a physician ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

CHF: Shortness of breath with activities or even at rest, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (sob and cough at night), palpitations, chest pain, ankle edema, fatigue. All above symptoms depend how acute or chronic is the cause if the chf. ...Read more

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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

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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 typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

What are typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

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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What are some of the signs, symptoms of diabetes?

What are some of the signs, symptoms of diabetes?

Maybe..: Huge appetite, tremendous need to drink and very frequent neede to urinate. Also weight loss and in severe casesw altered consciousness may be the hallmark symptoms in young children. ...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 some of the symptoms of liver disease?

What are some of the symptoms of liver disease?

Varied: In mild cases, the only symptoms may just be mild fatigue. More severe cases can result in jaundice (yellowing of the skin), ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen and legs) and encephalopathy (mental status changes). ...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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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more