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What can someone do to tell if one's kidneys or bladder is going bad?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Urinalysis & studies

Urinalysis wiill reveal possible infection in bladder or kidneys if bacteria or pus cells r present, presence of blood could indicate kidney disease cancer, stones, cystitis, protein can suggest nephritis.
Ultrasounds & x-ray ct scans demonstrate whether kidneys &/or bladder are niormal or abnormal, i.e. "going bad". Nuclear renal scans demonstrate abnormal areas, relative function or blockage.

In brief: Urinalysis & studies

Urinalysis wiill reveal possible infection in bladder or kidneys if bacteria or pus cells r present, presence of blood could indicate kidney disease cancer, stones, cystitis, protein can suggest nephritis.
Ultrasounds & x-ray ct scans demonstrate whether kidneys &/or bladder are niormal or abnormal, i.e. "going bad". Nuclear renal scans demonstrate abnormal areas, relative function or blockage.
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