Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 2 months ago

how do you discover kidney problems ?

Are kidney problems discoverable through blood tests ? or is it urine tests only? Also are there any symptoms that could indicate one needs to get their kidneys checked (pain or other..?) 

thank you

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Depends on the problem I would guess.

  • 2 months ago

    Pain, frequent urination, lack of urination, fever and flu-like symptoms (along with changes in urination or pain with urinating), pus or blood or other discoloration in urine. I believe blood tests are for more systemic diagnosis, urinalysis and imaging (ultrasound, MRI, CAT scan) would be more appropriate for specific kidney disease. 

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