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Having back pain. What are the symptoms of third degree kidney failure?

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What are the symptoms of 3rd degree kidney failure? Have been complaining of back pain for some time. Was dx'd so 4 yrs ago as being in stage 3
Posted Sat, 21 Sep 2013 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Anaemia,fatgue are common in stage3.

Detailed Answer:
In stage 3 kidney failure,anaemia and fatigue are more common.Fluid retention can cause edema of feet and legs.Blood pressure will be increased.Urinary frequency,urgency and burning micturition will also occur.
Because of anemia and fatigue ,you might have experienced back pain.
But,location of kidney is also in the back.Get a ultrasound scan of the abdomen to know the status of kidneys,blood urea and serum creatinine tests to know the function.Get Haemoglobin tested too.
IF you come back with above reports,i will clarify further.
Till then,you can use plain paracetamol tablet.
wish you good health
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Follow-up: Having back pain. What are the symptoms of third degree kidney failure? 21 hours later
It will take some time to get back with you. Am checking my HMO account for past results of serum creatine.
Have to make a request of my dr. for others.
Will need to get back with you another time for more details.
Thank you for your information.

Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please check Serum creatinine regularly

Detailed Answer:
Please get serum creatinine tested regularly.
It will give a clue to the kidney function
Wish you good health
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