Kidneys & Urinary System for Teens
This section has information on conditions that affect the kidneys and urinary tract.
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 & Urinary System for Parents
Learn about conditions that can affect the kidneys or other parts of the urinary system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.