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  • When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney Disease for Parents

    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.

  • Kidneys and Urinary Tract for Teens

    The kidneys perform several functions that are essential to health, the most important of which are to filter blood and produce urine.

  • Glomerulonephritis for Parents

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

  • Kidneys & Urinary System for Teens

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

  • Word! Kidney Stones for Kids

    kidney stones, renal stones, kidneys, renal system, urinary tract, urinary system, uereters, bladder, urine, pee, calcium, urethra, blood in the urine, bloody urine, can't pee, peeing problems

  • Definition: Kidney for Teens

    The kidneys are a pair of organs that are found on either side of the spine, just below the rib cage in the back.

  • Glomerulonephritis for Teens

    With glomerulonephritis, tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly, causing problems like too much fluid in the body and swelling. Most of the time it can be treated. Find out more.

  • Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder) for Parents

    A renal ultrasound makes images of your child's kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Doctors may order this test if they suspect kidney damage, cysts, tumors, kidney stones, or complications from urinary tract infections.

  • Dialysis for Teens

    Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of filtering the blood until a person's failing kidneys heal or are replaced with a kidney transplant. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • 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.