A to Z: Kidney Stonesenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about diseases and conditions of the blood and kidneys.a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, kidney, stones, kidney stones, kidneys, kidnees, kidnee, renal failure, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure10/11/201204/05/201909/02/2019d89e54e7-d1b8-4172-b1a4-86c09c684a4bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-kidneystones.html/<p><em>May also be called:&nbsp;Calculi; Nephrolithiasis</em></p> <p>Kidney stones are small, solid masses that form in the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urinary.html/">urinary tract</a>. Kidney stones are caused by the build-up of substances normally found in urine (pee), like salts and calcium.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/kidneyStoneA-415x233-enIL.png" alt="illustration" name="5123-KIDNEYSTONE_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>When substances normally found in urine become extra concentrated, they can form crystals in the kidneys. These crystals can&nbsp;build up to become stones over a few weeks or months.</p> <p>Small kidney stones can pass through the urinary tract and out of the body with little or no pain, but larger stones can be quite painful, block the flow of urine, and cause blood in the urine and other symptoms. In some cases, kidney stones can lead to problems with the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">kidneys and urinary tract</a>. Most kidney stones, however, cause no permanent damage.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Kidney stones are fairly common. There are different types of kidney stones with many different causes. Treatment depends on the type and size of the stones.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: GlomerulonephritisGlomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the glomeruli, the parts of the filtering units (nephrons) of the kidney.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-glomerulonephritis.html/ae67534f-2754-46bf-b301-5ae7b8fbf631
A to Z: Hematuria (Blood in Urine)Learn more about hematuria (blood in urine) and how it's treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hematuria.html/6795b2ee-9f7b-4ed7-b843-6a43ec4e2024
A to Z: HyperkalemiaLearn more about diseases and conditions of the blood and kidneys.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hyperkalemia.html/f10b36e9-a53e-4536-8fde-5974143ff93e
GlomerulonephritisWith 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/glomerulonephritis.html/a3bf3907-d553-460e-92a5-ecbae0da926d
Kidney DiseaseSometimes, the kidneys can't do their job properly. In teens, kidney disease is usually due to infections, structural issues, glomerulonephritis, or nephrotic syndrome. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/kidney.html/4f21e885-14a9-4b12-a514-66998f93043c
Kidney Diseases in ChildhoodThe kidneys play a critical role in health. When something goes wrong, it could indicate a kidney disease. What are kidney diseases, and how can they be treated?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-diseases-childhood.html/ce75e066-a9e8-498f-97e8-6459154b9748
Kidney StonesKidney 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/kidney-stones.html/52e208a2-626b-4e2e-8491-a5cba5a9099b
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe kidneys perform several functions that are essential to health, the most important of which are to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/kidneys.html/d0d97a22-7118-4082-acae-02dd5319be95
Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/renal-ultrasound.html/05b3083e-733a-40c6-9fd9-5a38877ccc4f
Urine Test: 24-Hour Analysis for Kidney StonesThis test can show if certain substances are found at high concentrations in the urine, and might be causing kidney stones.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/analysis-stones.html/76b1d68f-af4f-4dcb-813a-dd3804af3282
Your KidneysYou need at least one kidney to live. Find out why in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/kidneys.html/e8b731bd-422b-4032-952a-5f2223257f23