Misdiagnosis of Kidney Disorders

A number of different types of kidney disorders can fail to be diagnosed because there are no obvious symptoms. A urine test for protein in the urine (i.e. proteinuria, albuminuria, microalbuminuria) can often detect kidney problems long before a patient will notice any kidney symptoms or urinary symptoms. Kidney pain is a late symptom of various kidney disorders. Undiagnosed diabetes can cause diabetic nephropathy. Undiagnosed hypertension can cause hypertensive kidney disease, also undiagnosed. Indeed, even properly diagnosed cases of diabetes and hypertension can cause insidious cases of kidney disease that may be not be detected early without regular urine screening tests.

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