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You'll likely start by seeing your primary care doctor if you have signs or symptoms of kidney disease. If lab tests reveal you have kidney damage, you may be referred to a doctor who specializes in kidney problems (nephrologist).
To get ready for your appointment, ask if there's anything you need to do ahead of time, such as limit your diet. Then make a list of:
Take a family member or friend along, if possible. Sometimes it can be hard to remember all the information and a relative or friend may hear something that you missed or forgot.
For glomerulonephritis, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:
Don't hesitate to ask additional questions during your appointment.
Your doctor may ask you questions such as:
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