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Kidney & Urinary System

Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)

If there's blood in your child's pee, don't panic. Most of the time it's not serious. Find out what causes it and what to do about it.

Chronic Kidney Disease

When kidney disease becomes chronic, it means the kidneys are damaged and can't properly do their many important jobs. Find out what that means and how it's treated.

Chronic Kidney Disease: Caring for Your Child

Parents of kids who have a chronic kidney disease often worry about what might happen next and what treatments are likely to be involved. Find answers here.


Chyluria is when there is chyle in the pee. Depending on what's causing it, chyluria can be treated and often can be cured.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects the adrenal glands, which make important hormones. Symptoms depend on a child's age, sex, and which hormones the adrenal glands make too little or too much of.


Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of cleaning the blood when the kidneys can't.


Glomerulonephritis happens when tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly. Most cases get better on their own or with treatment.


Hemodialysis is a medical treatment that uses a machine with a special filter to take waste and extra water out of the blood.

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.


A hydrocele is a pouch of fluid around the testicle inside the scrotum. Hydroceles are common in newborns, especially preemies.