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What does a sagging kidney in a child mean my son is nine and he still wets the bed recently it has been extremely dark in color and smells really bad, they did bloodwork and ruled out his liver, but further testing has said he has a spastic bladder, and

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Nephroptosis : Nephroptosis is also called a “sagging kidney”. The kidney could be floating or loose and as a result it can drop down lower in the abdominal cavity. Nephroptosis can be asymptomatic or it can cause problems like urinary tract infections (having a urgent need to go or having to urinate more often). Sometimes it can be a cause for nausea, vomiting, constipation or a full or heavy feeling abdomen. Sometimes it can even lead to problems with sleep or dizziness. It is good that you are having him thoroughly evaluated.
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