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What Does Fluid Around The Kidney Mean For An Infant
Retroperitoneal absc: Is there fluid "around" the kidney? Was this seen on ct or mri? Has this baby had fevers, illness, any ultrasounds demonstrating "fluid around the kidney"? If not, then i also would agree with answer that this sounds like a collection of urine backing up in the kidney because of a blockage of outlet, most commonly vur (vesico-ureteral reflux) , which causes the kidney to enlarge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
See peds urologist: Hydronephrosis can be due to obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, or non-obstructing and non-refluxing. If bilateral, your child is at increased risk. If debris is present in the collecting system/s, then there are certainly concerns. If your child is a male, then there are potential concerns for bladder outlet obstruction as well. See a pediatric urologic specialist soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 small kidneys: Transplantation of very small kidneys is challenging because of the small blood vessels in which the blood flow may become blocked (from blood clots) and because they may not have enough function to support a large adult. If the recipient is carefully selected and understands these risks, it may be highly appropriate to use both kidneys together (en bloc), which optimizes both of these factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow-up W/ Doctor: Your son's age, specific details not given. Thinning of cortex indicates decrease in structures important to kidney function; associated with lower urinary tract disorders in 50% of cases; is 1.5 times more common in males; can be associated w/ congenital anomalies of other organs in 30%. More info needed to formulate any conclusions about your son's prognosis. Follow-up w/ your doctor for answers ...Read more
I know infants aren't supposed to have water, 3mo. Old son likes to suck on clean, wet washcloth during bath-play. Is this ok or dangerous to kidneys?
Wet wash cloth: No harm done if your child sucks on a wet wash cloth. ...Read more
Infant son had kidney infection which was treated.He now has small area on his thumb and and middle finger that looked like it peeled off.What is this?
Peeling Skin: With a history of recent antibiotic therapy, it is possible this represents an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, especially if it was a penicillin derivative. As long as it doesn't appear to be getting worse or his condition remains the same, it might be a mild, self-limited reaction. As an alternative, children often get eczema in these areas, which responds to cortisone creme. ...Read more
Polycystic kidney disease in infants. What is the prognosis, will my niece be ok? Cysts were found on my nieces kidney during an ultrasound
Variable.: An answer for renal ( kidney) specialist. But in some kids it may resolve spontaneously. In some it causes severe kidney malfunction with the worst case scenario, being eventual transplantation.Also can be associated with other defects. With proper care should eventually be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs to evaluate: It is not uncommon to find a condition called vesico ureteral reflux or a narrowing of the drainage portion of the kidney as it meets the ureter or so called upj stenosis. Both of these would require a pediatric urology opinion. In the great majority of cases medical treatment and observation over time is all that is required. ...Read more
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