What Are the Symptoms of Acute Kidney Failure?

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Acute kidney failure is the rapid loss of your kidneys' ability to remove waste and help balance fluids and electrolytes in your body. It usually happens less than 2 days. Symptoms of acute kidney failure may include any of the following:
  • Bloody stools
  • Breath odor and metallic taste in the mouth
  • Bruising easily
  • Changes in mental status or mood
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased sensation, especially in the hands or feet
  • Fatigue or slow sluggish movements
  • Flank pain (between the ribs and hips)
  • Hand tremor
  • Heart murmur
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea or vomiting, may last for days
  • Nosebleeds
  • Persistent hiccups
  • Prolonged bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling due to the body keeping in fluid (may be seen in the legs, ankles, and feet)
Urination changes, such as little or no urine, excessive urination at night, or urination that stops completely. If you find yourself have one or more symptoms above, pay attention to the health and turn to your doctor if possible. Keywords: acute kidney failure symptoms, acute renal failure symptoms
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