Other kidney problems

Some kidney problems can be early signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Finding and treating these problems early can help keep your kidneys working well and prevent CKD from becoming kidney failure. To help you prevent bigger problems in the future, learn what symptoms to watch for and contact your doctor when you notice a possible problem.

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Is kidney pain a sign of kidney disease?

If you have pain in your middle to upper back, your sides or both, it might be your kidneys. Learn more about the causes of kidney pain and how it may be a sign of kidney problems.

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Kidney stones are one of the most common kidney problems

They are usually caused by a buildup of minerals inside your kidneys. You may not feel anything if you have a small kidney stone, but large kidney stones cause pain when they move through your urinary system (ureters, bladder and urethra).

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Detect and Manage Kidney Disease

You can still enjoy the special moments of your life when living with kidney disease caused by diabetes. Here are steps to take to help you Know Your Kidneys.

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Take our kidney quiz and find out how much you know about your kidneys

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    What do your kidneys do?

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    The kidneys filter out waste and extra fluid from the blood. They also help keep bones healthy, make red blood cells, control blood pressure, and keep the right amount of minerals in your body.

This quiz is purely informational and should not take the place of consultation with your physician or any medical diagnosis.

Learn about other problems related to kidney disease