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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney disease?

Signs and symptoms of kidney disease may include: Signs and symptoms of kidney disease are often nonspecific, meaning they can also be caused by other illnesses. Because your kidneys are highly adaptable and able to compensate for lost function, signs and symptoms may not appear until irreversible damage has occurred.

What are the side effects of a kidney infection?

Signs and symptoms of a kidney infection might include: Fever. Chills. Back, side (flank) or groin pain. Abdominal pain. Frequent urination. Strong, persistent urge to urinate.

Do you know the signs of end of life kidney failure?

As a family caregiver of someone with kidney failure, it is important that you are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of end-stage kidney failure. By knowing how to identify the signs, you can help your loved one in receiving the right care when it’s needed most.

What are the symptoms of a burst kidney cyst?

A burst cyst. A kidney cyst that bursts causes severe pain in your back or side. Urine obstruction. A kidney cyst that obstructs the normal flow of urine may lead to swelling of the kidney (hydronephrosis). Bennett WM, et al. Simple and complex renal cysts in adults. Accessed June 5, 2018.

How to tell if your kidneys are not working properly?

Urination occurs less frequently, and when you do go, it appears very dark. On the other hand, an increase in urine output and a lighter color can also indicate a problem (if it can’t be attributed to something obvious, such as drinking a lot of water). Urine appears foamy or bubbly.

Why do I feel like I need to vomit when I have kidney disease?

It’s understandable that you’d feel nauseated if your kidneys are letting “garbage” pile up in your system (the term for this phenomenon is “uremia”). Your body feels the need to expel the poisons, which can manifest as nausea and the feeling that you need to vomit. Sometimes, vomiting actually does occur.