That being said, your doctor was very thorough (probably prompted by your history of kidney disease) and appropriately had your child checked. Testing was normal which was great. Likely what is going on now would not be related to that.
Chronically swollen eyelids can be a sign of a kidney disease called nephrotic syndrome
caused by damaged kidneys losing protein
through the urine
. There are different diseases that can cause nephrotic syndrome in kids such as:
-minimal change disease
-focal segmental glomerularsclerosis
(very rare and shows up in newborns)
in order to diagnose what is happenening, your child's doctor may check a urine sample, blood pressure
, and may do blood testing. If these are abnormal, they may also send you to a kidney doctor (nephrologist) for a biopsy
(obtaining a small piece of kidney) to be certain which disease is causing the nephrotic syndrome and how best to treat it.
Since I do not know the cause of your kidney problem, i can't really say if your son's could be related.
The best thing to do is to call his doctor to have him evaluated.
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