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Four Causes for an Enlarged Kidney in Children

2013-11-09 11:33

Causes for an Enlarged Kidney in Children, enlarged kidneyParents do not have the heart to see their child suffer from any disease. Treatment should be chosen properly according to the cause resulting in the disease. Follow us to learn about Four causes for an enlarged kidney in children.

-Acute pyelonephritis. Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidneys, which can be caused by a urinary tract infection or by an infection in the bloodstream. Any types of obstruction, like kidney stones or an enlarged prostate, to the flow of urine can make it easier for pyelonephritis to develop. On ultrasound, one or both kidneys may be enlarged.

-Hydronephrosis. In hydronephrosis, a back flow of urine causes the kidney to enlarge. This can be caused by an obstruction like a structural abnormality or stones at the place where the kidney meets the ureter. On ultrasound, the kidney appears enlarged and the obstruction may also be obvious.

-Renal vein thrombosis. Another cause of an enlarged kidney in children is a renal vein thrombosis. It occurs when a blood clot forms or lodges in the vein that takes blood away from the kidney. Renal vein thrombosis can be caused by blood clotting disorders, kidney cancer or diabetes.

-Polycystic kidneys. PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a hereditary condition in which the kidneys develop multiple cysts, this increases the size of the kidneys.

Now you must have a general idea about the causes for an enlarged kidney in children. To choose the best treatment depends on the cause that results in enlarged kidney. For instance, if your enlarged kidney is caused by polycystic kidney, then we will recommend you Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, that is because it can not only shrink cysts safely also recover renal function. If you still have any follow-up questions about causes for an enlarged kidney in children or treatment options, you are welcomed to leave a message below or email to to tell us your child's age, his symptoms and the cause for his or her enlarged kidney, we will surely send you back.

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