Are there any symptoms associated with elevated blood creatinine levels?
The symptoms of kidney dysfunction (renal insufficiency) vary widely.
- Some people may have an incidental finding of severe kidney disease and elevated creatinine on routine blood work without having any symptoms.
- In others, depending on the cause of the problem, different symptoms of kidney failure may be present including:
- feeling dehydrated,
- swelling (edema),
- shortness of breath,
- confusion, or
- many other nonspecific symptoms (for example, nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, and dry skin).