Chyluriaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/KH_generic_header_02_2.jpgChyluria is when there is chyle in the pee. Depending on what's causing it, chyluria can be treated and often can be cured.chyluria, chyle, lymph, pee looks cloudy or milky, white pee, blood in the pee, hematuria, lymphatic system, cancer, lymphangioma, chylous ascites, radiology, radiologist, parasite, parasitic, urinary, lymphatic filariasis, Wuchereria Bancrofti, urology, traumatic lesions, tumors, lymphangioma, noonan, turner, lymphangiomatosis, pee looks white, embolization10/06/202010/06/202010/06/2020Deborah A. Rabinowitz, MD10/01/20203544293e-209b-4547-bab1-b719ad4429d3https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chyluria.html/<h3>What Is Chyluria?</h3> <p>Chyluria is when there is chyle in the pee. Chyle is a milky fluid made in the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/">bowels</a> (intestines) during digestion.</p> <p>Depending the cause, doctors can treat chyluria (kye-LURE-ee-uh) and often cure it.</p> <h3>What Happens in Chyluria?</h3> <p>Chyle (KYE-ul) is made of lymph and tiny fat droplets. Lymph (LIMF) is a fluid that carries fats and proteins, helps fight <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/germs.html/">germs</a>, and keeps the body's fluid levels normal.</p> <p>Lymph vessels take chyle to the bloodstream. From there, the blood carries lymph and fats where they are needed.</p> <p>When the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spleen-lymphatic.html/">lymphatic system</a> is damaged or doesn't work as it should, this normal flow can't happen. The chyle can't get into the blood, and instead leaks into other places. In chyluria, it leaks into the kidneys or another part of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">urinary tract</a>, and then into pee (urine).</p> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of Chyluria?</h3> <p>Chyluria makes a child's pee look cloudy or milky. It also can cause:</p> <ul> <li>the need to pee a lot</li> <li>pain when peeing</li> <li>blood in the pee (<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hematuria.html/">hematuria</a>)</li> <li>pain in the lower back on one side</li> <li>weight loss</li> <li>growth and weight problems</li> <li>tiredness</li> </ul> <h3>What Causes Chyluria?</h3> <p>Chyluria happens when there is a problem with the lymphatic system. This may happen in children with:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/cancer-center.html/">cancer</a> or other tumor in the belly</li> <li>swelling or an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lymphatic-malformations.html/">unusual growth</a> in the lymphatic system (lymphangitis, lymphangioma)</li> <li>a problem that was treated with surgery, such as: <ul> <li>partial or complete removal of a kidney</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-transplant.html/">kidney transplant</a></li> <li>surgery for kidney cancer or another cancer in the belly</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Children who live in or have traveled to Africa, Asia, or South America can get chyluria from a parasite. A parasite is a tiny animal such as a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tapeworm.html/">tapeworm</a> that lives in or on humans.</p> <h3>How Is Chyluria Diagnosed?</h3> <p>To diagnose chyluria, doctors ask questions about symptoms, do an exam, and test the child's <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest7.html/">pee</a> and blood.</p> <p>They also order tests check to find out how the chyle is getting into the urinary system, such as:</p> <ul> <li>an ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, lymphangiogram, or other imaging study</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/endoscopic.html/">minimally invasive surgery</a> (laparoscopy) to look inside the belly</li> </ul> <h3>How Is Chyluria Treated?</h3> <p>Treatment for chyluria depends on what's causing it. It may include:</p> <ul> <li>helping the body make less chyle with medicine, a low-fat diet, or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/intravenous-line.html/">IV</a> nutrition (total parenteral nutrition, or TPN)</li> <li>treatment by an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/intvnl-radiology.html/">interventional radiologist</a> to fix the lymph vessel</li> </ul> <h3>How Can Parents Help?</h3> <p>If your child has chyluria, be sure to:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Take your child to all doctor's visits.</li> <li>Make sure your child takes any prescribed medicines.</li> <li>Help your child with any prescribed diet changes.</li> </ul>Quiluria La quiluria ocurre cuando hay quilo en la orina. Dependiendo de cuál sea la causa, los médicos pueden tratar esta afección y a menudo la pueden curar.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/chyluria.html/f354f46d-a60f-4fa9-8609-1631eb73d3b8
ChylothoraxA chlylothorax happens when chyle (lymphatic fluid) collects in the space around a lung.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chylothorax.html/6a7f60a3-b453-4b19-b818-31fff8dd746c
Chylous AscitesChylous ascites is when chyle collects in the belly. Depending on what's causing it, doctors can treat chylous ascites and often cure it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chylous-ascites.html/6015512b-efd0-4501-8a52-e605ef752a73
EmbolizationEmbolization is a procedure in which plugging material or a plugging object is put into a blood vessel to block it. It's used to help treat many conditions.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/embolization.html/60430803-a6ec-4663-8738-99ca92208556
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/0cbf3444-1a45-4512-9af9-bc76e5592336
Lymphatic MalformationsA lymphatic malformation is a clump of lymph vessels that form a growing spongy cluster. They're unusual growths, but are not cancerous.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lymphatic-malformations.html/5c921081-78b3-44c2-b4ce-04ce41cc824a
Noonan Syndrome Noonan syndrome is a condition that some babies are born with. It causes changes in the face and chest, and usually includes heart problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/noonan-syndrome.html/5e0e06a5-ddd6-4a24-8218-a6a31a55caff
SclerotherapySclerotherapy is a procedure in which medicine is injected into blood vessels or lymph vessels to make them close. It's used to treat vascular malformations.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sclerotherapy.html/93061ebf-ebf3-4024-a3ae-3e39b43ad2e2
The Lymphatic SystemThe lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that helps keep body fluid levels in balance and defends the body against infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spleen-lymphatic.html/e3a04be9-ff40-43f6-858a-909df5c6d4a0
Turner SyndromeGirls with Turner syndrome, a genetic condition, usually are shorter than average and infertile due to early loss of ovarian function. Early diagnosis and treatments can help most of them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/turner.html/01266657-489e-4950-9570-87755272ae9b
What Is Interventional Radiology (IR)?Interventional radiology (IR) is a way for doctors to treat problems like vascular anomalies and tumors.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/intvnl-radiology.html/3814d0dd-ab9e-4acd-abe1-8e69a45a791a
When Your Child Needs a Kidney TransplantIf your child needs a kidney transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo kidney transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-transplant.html/453b2488-cfff-4e14-bdbd-818b9906f828
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