Glomerulonephritis: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of glomerulonephritis?

Acute glomerulonephritis usually presents with obvious blood (seen by the naked eye) in the urine. You may notice that your child’s urine is a rusty brown color, like dark tea or cola. Your child may not feel sick, but if you know that your child had a sore throat or some other infection a couple of weeks before this urine color change, your child may have acute glomerulonephritis.

However, if your child has blood in the urine that comes and goes, especially at times when he or she has an ongoing cold or some type of infection, they may not have acute glomerulonephritis, but IgA nephropathy instead.