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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilms Tumor for Parents
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.
Hemodialysis for Teens
Hemodialysis is the type of kidney dialysis that doctors use most to take over the kidneys' job of filtering the blood. Find out more in this article for teens.