Patient Comments: Kidney Failure - Symptoms

The symptoms of kidney failure can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?

Published: June 09

My symptoms were a back ache above the waist on the right side; it was like I was being tortured internally and nothing helped to relieve it.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 26

One of my kidneys ruptured and I needed surgery. I required blood transfusions, couldn't walk, and my kidney was swollen.

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Published: July 24

I was suffering from loss of appetite, loss of stamina and an irritating sound in my abdomen. I got my creatinine level checked and it was 23. I was put on dialysis immediately. A few months later I had a transplant in September. 8 months after the transplant my creatinine levels again started shooting up and is 6.5 as of August two years later.

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