What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Kidney disease symptoms usually don't appear until the disease has progressed. When children have kidney disease, symptoms may include slow growth, vomiting, back pain, side pain and high blood pressure.

Doctors often notice kidney problems in regular check-ups. Low red blood cell count, proteinuria (abnormal protein amounts in urine) or hematuria (blood in the urine) are symptoms of kidney disease in adults and children. Blood and urine tests can help diagnose kidney disease before symptoms that indicate serious help problems begin to appear.

Some symptoms that may appear at later stages of kidney disease include a change in urination frequency, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, itchy or numb sensations, swelling hands and feet, difficulty concentrating, muscle cramps and skin darkening.

Leg swelling, high blood pressure and protein in the urine are a few symptoms of kidney disaese.

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