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Berger's Disease Symptoms & Diagnosis


Often, there are no symptoms of IgA nephropathy in the early stages of the disease. Later stage symptoms may include:

  • Blood and protein in the urine
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Repeated upper respiratory infections
  • Intestinal disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Fever


Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Tests may include the following:

  • Urinalysis—to test for blood and protein
  • Blood test
  • Kidney biopsy —removal of a sample of tissue or cells from the kidney for examination
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Cholesterol test

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