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What are the symptoms of lupus nephritis?

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Although it's a serious problem, symptoms of lupus nephritis aren't always dramatic. For many, the first noticeable symptom is swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. Less often, there's swelling in your face or hands.

Other symptoms can include:

But not all urinary or kidney problems that people with lupus have are from lupus nephritis.

  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Dark urine
  • Foamy, frothy urine
  • Having to pee at night

From: Lupus Nephritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai: "Lupus" and "Lupus Nephritis."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Lupus and Kidney Disease: What You Should Know about Lupus Nephritis (Lupus Kidney Disease)."

Lupus Foundation of America: "Kidney Disease."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Lupus Nephritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 09, 2017

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai: "Lupus" and "Lupus Nephritis."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Lupus and Kidney Disease: What You Should Know about Lupus Nephritis (Lupus Kidney Disease)."

Lupus Foundation of America: "Kidney Disease."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Lupus Nephritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 09, 2017

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