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IgA nephropathy and symptoms of kidney infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   How can i tell if i have a kidney infection? I have IGA NEPHROPATHY
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, marital status, height, weight
Doctor :   there are certain tests
Doctor :   by which u can say one has this
User :   24,F,XXX,Married, 118, 5'4
Doctor :   in the early stages, IgA nephropathy has no symptoms
Doctor :   usually blood in urine
Doctor :   is the first sign
User :   I was diagnosed with it less than a year ago. but now i think i may have a kidney infection that started 2 days ago.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u having fever or burning sensation when passing urine
Doctor :   or flank pain?
User :   yes and yes
Doctor :   swelling in hands and feet?
Doctor :   do u have headache, fatigue?
User :   in the morning
User :   very tired, no headache
User :   sorry in the morning my hands are swollen but they go down
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes it could be sign of kidney infection
Doctor :   u need to consult physician
Doctor :   u may need antibiotics

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