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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 the signs of kidney illness?

What are the signs of kidney illness?

The problem here: is that kidney illness is often (unfortunately) SILENT until a good deal of damage is done....Kidney infections have many signs and symptoms but they are usually transient and very treatable! The "good news" is that a very inexpensive...SIMPLE test (URINALYSIS) is often a clue to "silent" kidney disease! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver failure?

What are the symptoms of liver failure?

Many: Progressive weakness, loss of weight, changing mental status, fluid retention in the belly and legs, yellow of the eyes, vomit of blood or in stool....Any or all of these can be present. ...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 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 the symptoms of having kidney failure problems?

What are the symptoms of  having kidney failure  problems?

KIDNEY FAILURE: Either too little or too much urine production. Tiredness and sometimes in extreme cases fluid retention. Bilateral or one sided high back pain can happen with nephritic causes along with blood and protein in the urine. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

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