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Comment from: vanessa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I have swelling in my legs and abdomen. It looks like I'm nine months pregnant. I am not pregnant, but my kidneys hurt. I'm excessively tired.

Comment from: Patricia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I had no symptoms. I was diagnosed with kidney disease when I became pregnant. The doctor said many women loose protein in their urine while pregnant. I did not. Biopsy showed that my kidneys were damaged. My kidneys were so hard it was very hard to get a piece of my kidney but what they did get, there were two diagnoses: 1. I had kidney disease way before I was pregnant 2. I was born with kidney disease, since I was born prematurely and my mom was 42 years old. I was able to keep myself from dialysis with a low protein, low liquid intake, and a no potassium diet. This lasted for almost 10 years then dialysis came. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Six months later I received a kidney, which I have had for 25 YEARS!

Comment from: britisher, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

I experienced loss of appetite, nausea and shivering, especially at night. I also felt chilled most of the time. I also had a bladder infection and had trouble with control. This has now cleared up with antibiotics.

Comment from: Liz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I was diagnosed with stage 3 CKD. I am tired all the time. I am sick to my stomach, and I have joint pain, headaches and a horrible metal taste in my mouth. I am awaiting a diagnosis of lupus to see if that is what is causing my kidney failure. It's hard waiting. My doctor says if I do have lupus they can treat that and it will stop my CKD.

Comment from: Pepe, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 21

With chronic kidney disease, I had unusually sudsy urine!

Comment from: aajelf, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 27

My little cousin is at the stage 5 of CKD. She is going for regular dialysis and doctors are suggesting a kidney transplant.

Comment from: habeeb, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: December 02

Swelling face, stomach and legs were my symptoms with CKD.

Comment from: Patty G, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I was diagnosed with ESRD in 2002. They found I had only one kidney and it was small and had just worn out. I tried to control with renal diet I was already Stage 4 when diagnosed. In December of that year I was put on dialysis overnight with a surgical implant of a catheter port the same day and dialysis the next morning in the hospital.

Comment from: miller, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I have CKD, stage III. I have only one kidney on the left side. The other kidney died about nine years ago due to a stone inside it. I'm tired all the time. I have trouble sleeping and I have leg pain. I'm also very thirsty and I have trouble remembering things.

Comment from: Victory, Published: October 17

I am a 47 year old woman who had stage 5 renal failure and I have just about dealt with every bad symptom that kidney disease has to offer.

Comment from: pieterick3, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 06

With my CKD, I had constant lower back pain on the right side.

Comment from: Dorothy, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 02

I had a kidney removed last August due to a tumor (cancer). I am in remission and was told it had not spread out of that kidney. I was in my 50's when I had to start taking blood pressure medicine. It has been controled and I have been taking exercise lessons for many years. I am not overweight and had no other medical problems. I am 79 now and still exercising. I have no symptoms I can feel but have been told I have stage 4 kidney disease.I have not been put on any medicine for this. I only take the blood pressure medicine and an iron pill (over the counter). I do not understand what I should do at this point.

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