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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can You Have Normal Urine Output with Kidney Problems

2013-11-12 15:54

Kidneys work to filter out the excessive water from the blood and produce urine eventually. This is why kidney disease patients have more or less urine. Can you have normal urine output with kidney problem?


Kidneys are the silent partner to good health! We can live quite well with only one kidney and indeed, some people live a healthy life even though born with one missing.

Urine is composed of water, certain electrolytes, and various waste products that are filtered out of the blood system. A major part of this "cleaning" of the blood takes place in the kidneys and, in particular, in the nephrons, where the blood is filtered to produce the urine.

Can You Have Normal Urine Output with Kidney Problems?

When kidneys are damaged, there may occur some symptoms and show some lab values changes. However, not all of the symptoms or lab values will occur. Even in some cases, patients may live with kidney disease for years without realizing it. This is why kidney disease is know as silent killer.

Thereby, when you have kidney damage, you may still have normal urine output or even more urine output than before. You may feel no symptoms or feel one or more of the following symptoms:

- high blood pressure

- proteinuria

- hematuria

- dizziness

- Frequent urination

- Back or side pain

- Kidney stones

- Urinary tract or kidney infections

- Headache

- Increase in the size of your abdomen

However, even you have a normal urine output, it cannot say that you have no kidney damage or your kidney damage is mild. In this condition, you are suggested to take specific tests to examine your medical conditions.

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