Glomerular Disease Center - Symptoms

Common symptoms of glomerulonephritis are:

  • Blood in the urine (dark, rust-colored, or brown urine) - often found only by lab testing.
  • Unusually foamy urine - indicating heavy proteinuria
  • Swelling of the face and eyes (especially in the morning), ankles, feet, legs, or abdomen

Additional symptoms that may also appear include the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • General ill feeling
  • Fever
  • Joint aches
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rash
  • Excessive urination
  • Nosebleeds
  • Blood in the vomit or in stools