KIDNEY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

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wHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW


how can parents suspect a kidney problem ?

10 signs  OF KIDNEY DISEASE IN KIDS


  • SWELLING OVER THE EYELIDS ESPECIALLYIN THE MORNINGS

  • High fever with vomiting, stomach pain and back pain
  •  Passing less urine less than 4 times a day
  • Passing too much urine more than 12 times a day
  • Change in colour of urine,pink,red,brown or white or  frothy urine.
  • Burning sensation when passing urine
  • .Straining while passing urine and passing urine in drops or in a thin stream
  • Getting up regularly at night to drink water.Child not growing well,much shorter than his classmates
  • .Bony deformities like severe bow legs or knock knees


  NO? Not surprising ! Even a doctor cannot.


  • Kidney Problems are not uncommon in children
  • One in 100 babies has a kidney problem present from birth.
  • Diagnosis is often late because the Kidney suffers silently 
  • When there is a heart problem the chest pains.
  • When there is a lung problem there is cough and breathlessness
  • .When there is a liver problem there is jaundice.
  • But when there is a kidney problem, there may be no signs or symptomsuntil very late in the disease

IF MY kid has any of these symptoms what should i do ?


  CONSULT A CHILD SPECIALIST.


  • YOUR DOCTOR MAY ASK FOR SOME TESTS SUCH AS
  • URINE EXAMINATION
  • BLOOD TEST FOR CREATININE
  • SONOGRAPHY FOR THE KIDNEYS
  • ADDITIONAL TESTS MAY BE NEEDED TO COME TO A DIAGNOSIS

CAN YOU     GUESS WHICH OF THESE KIDS

HAS A KIDNEY PROBLEM??

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when do i need to consult a kidney doctor for kids

tHEY ARE KNOWN  AS pEDIATRIC nEPHROLOGISTS

If your childs kidney problem lasts for more than 3 months

If your child's blood test showss high creatinine

If your child has an abnormal looking kidney on sonography.