Diagnosis of End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health past. A physical exam will be done.
Tests may include:
Imaging tests look for a cause of sudden changes in how the kidneys work. They can also look at the size and shape of the kidneys. Tests may be done with:
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What is kidney failure? National Kidney Foundation website. Available at: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/KidneyFailure. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 10/4/2019
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