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There are so many varieties of kidney disease, how can I tell which I most likely have?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Nephrologists can

Theses are kidney specialists who should be able to tell you what your kidneys are suffering from. Would start with primary care doc however.

In brief: Nephrologists can

Theses are kidney specialists who should be able to tell you what your kidneys are suffering from. Would start with primary care doc however.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine

In brief: Work With Your Doc

Your question is right on target, but because there are so many kinds, and the diagnosis is made based on a careful medical history and certain lab tests, it's almost impossible to self-diagnose kidney problems.
Even the basic test to diagnose it is a blood test that a doctor must order. Give your doc a call if you think you might have an issue.

In brief: Work With Your Doc

Your question is right on target, but because there are so many kinds, and the diagnosis is made based on a careful medical history and certain lab tests, it's almost impossible to self-diagnose kidney problems.
Even the basic test to diagnose it is a blood test that a doctor must order. Give your doc a call if you think you might have an issue.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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