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How do you know if you have kidney disease?

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Kidney disease often has no early symptoms. One of its first signs may be proteinuria that's discovered by a urine test done during a routine physical exam. Blood tests will then be done to see how well the kidneys are working.

From: Protein in Urine (Proteinuria) WebMD Medical Reference

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Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Patient Page: "Proteinuria."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Proteinuria."

Labtestsonline: "Urine Protein and Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio" and "Proteinura."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Patient Page: "Proteinuria."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Proteinuria."

Labtestsonline: "Urine Protein and Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio" and "Proteinura."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

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