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Does high bun creatinine mean kidney cancer? My 10 year old son has it

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Usually not

There are many other more common reasons for a child to have a higher than normal bun/creatinine other than kidney cancer.
Some of these include: dehydration, medications, infections, and urinary tract abnormalities. It is important to find out the cause of the impaired kidney function so that it can be treated.

In brief: Usually not

There are many other more common reasons for a child to have a higher than normal bun/creatinine other than kidney cancer.
Some of these include: dehydration, medications, infections, and urinary tract abnormalities. It is important to find out the cause of the impaired kidney function so that it can be treated.
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