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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is acute glomerulonephritis?

A type of kidney inflammation causing blood or protein in the urine. This can happen after an episode of tonsillitis (tonsil infection). It is caused by a bacteria, and affects all ages from young to old.

Symptoms of acute glomerulonephritis

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Loss of appetite

  • Unintentional weight gain of more than 2 kg/month

  • Common cold or stomach flu symptoms before the fever appeared

  • Facial swelling

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute glomerulonephritis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose acute glomerulonephritis

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

  • Are you passing less urine?

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine (hematuria)?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

  • Do you have unintentional weight gain of more than 2 kgs in one month?

Treatment for acute glomerulonephritis

This condition sometimes gets better by itself. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat any related bacterial infection, or immune suppressing drugs to control inflammation. In severe cases, hospitalization or dialysis may be temporarily needed while the kidney recovers.

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