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Forum Name: Renal Failure

Question: severe swelling in legs,ankles,and feet.

 puntin1919 - Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:45 pm

i am 43 years old, i had kidney stones when i was 20, and have had multiple repeat kidney infections, i have random pain in my kidneys at any given time, but mostly my right kidney gives me pain. I also swell up in my legs, feet ankles, stomach area, severly. when i swell it takes several days of staying off my feet, for the swelling to subside, and it returns frequently, there is some pain with the swelling in my legs and ankles. could this be a sign of kidney failure? my father was on dialysis for 3 years and just died of kidney failure. he also swelled and had multiple kidney infections.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:28 am

User avatar Hi puntin1919,
Symptoms such as yours may be related to impaired renal function, cardiac function, etc.
I would suggest taking into consideration your family history that you have an evaluation by your physician for renal function studies. This is very important for you to do as your kidneys filter out waste products and you may become very ill if this is actually the causative factor.
 nity72 - Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:54 am

my dear : swelling of the lower limp if on both side it should be taken seriously any way it may be related to kidney liver or heart problems .it need s good medical evalution of the 3 organs mention als u must get abdominal x-ray for kidney ureter and bladder , abdominal ultreasound and a complete blood investigations ,fbc , urea creatinine,na k, po4,calcium ,uric acid ,serum albumin and total protien ,alt,these investigation mostly will clearfy the situation
good luke


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