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  • Kidneys & Urinary System for Teens


    This section has information on conditions that affect the kidneys and urinary tract.

  • Kidney & Urinary System for Parents


    Learn about conditions that can affect the kidneys or other parts of the urinary system.

  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions for Parents


    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.

  • Nephrotic Syndrome for Parents


    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.

  • Kidney Stones for Parents


    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.

  • Kidney Stones for Teens


    Kidney stones mostly happen to adults, but sometimes teens can get them. Find out what kidney stones are, how to treat them, and ways to help prevent them.

  • Renal Tubular Acidosis for Parents


    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.

  • Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) for Parents


    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.

  • Kidney Disease for Teens


    Sometimes, the kidneys can't do their job properly. In teens, kidney disease is usually due to infections, structural issues, glomerulonephritis, or nephrotic syndrome.

  • Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) for Parents


    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.