Diseases & Conditions > Kidney & Urinary System

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  • Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)
    If your child has blood in the urine, don't panic. Most of the time it's not serious. Find out what causes it and what to do about it.
  • Glomerulonephritis
    Glomerulonephritis happens when tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly. Most cases get better on their own or with treatment.
  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
    Most kids who develop this inflammation of the blood vessels (marked by a raised red and purple rash) make a full recovery and have no long-term problems.
  • Kidney Diseases in Childhood
    The kidneys play a critical role in health. When something goes wrong, it could indicate a kidney disease. What are kidney diseases, and how can they be treated?
  • Kidney Stones
    Kidney stones mostly happen to adults, but sometimes kids and teens can get them. Find out what kidney stones are, how to treat them, and ways to help prevent them.
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
    Nephrotic syndrome happens when tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly. This can cause weight gain and other symptoms. Most kids eventually outgrow it.
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions
    Recurrent urinary tract infections can cause kidney damage if left untreated, especially in kids under age 6. Here's how to recognize the symptom of UTIs and get help for your child.
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis
    This kidney problem causes acid levels in the blood to become too high, causing fatigue, muscle weakness, and other kidney problems. The condition is usually treatable.
  • Testicular Torsion
    This emergency condition causes extreme genital pain and usually requires surgery to save a boy's testicle. If your son has groin pain, get him to a doctor right away.
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
    This problem with the urinary tract causes urine to flow backward from the bladder to the kidneys. Most cases can be treated effectively, and many kids outgrow the condition.
  • When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney Disease
    Parents of kids who have a chronic kidney disease often worry about what might happen next, how their child feels, and what treatments are likely to be involved. Find answers here.
  • When Your Child Needs a Kidney Transplant
    If your child needs a kidney transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo kidney transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.
  • Wilms Tumor
    Wilms tumor is a cancer of the kidneys that usually affects newborns and the very young. Fortunately, most kids with Wilms tumor survive and go on to live normal, healthy lives.
 

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