Symptoms of IgAN

Symptoms of IgAN, like most other kidney diseases, do not generally show up until the late stages where kidney function is between 0-20%. Some people can have this disease for decades and are totally unaware of it.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain in the sides of the back underneath ribs
  • High blood pressure - the medication to reduce blood pressure may not work, infact makes it worse
  • Dark-colored urine caused by blood in urine or visible blood in urine - traces of blood in urine with protein is also an initial indicator
  • Protein in urine
  • High Creatinine levels in blood - this is a genuine indicator of kidney disease
  • Swelling of feet and hands - most common visible symptom that can be easily ignored
  • Very high levels of prolactin - any kidney disease untreated will raise level of prolactin 
  • - Severe headaches - can be misdiagnosed as migraine 
  • - Nausia - high blood pressure can cause this
  • - Nightmares 
    • - Illusions