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Why Some Lupus Patients Need Kidney Transplants


Lupus nephritis may cause the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue: Feeling more tired than normal can be a common symptom of lupus nephritis.
  • Weight gain: As the kidneys become damaged, they become less effective in removing waste from the bloodstream. A buildup of this waste can lead to swelling, which may cause weight gain.
  • Blood in urine: Damage to the kidneys may cause frank blood, or blood that can be seen with the naked eye, to appear in the urine.