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BLOOD IN URINE
A) If your child has visible bleeding for more than 2-4 weeks after the 1st episode or has persistent microscopic bleeding for more than 12 months, then a kidney biopsy may be required to determine the cause and further management. In case, the child has recurrent episode of bleeding, then also a kidney biopsy is required. Family members may also be screened for blood in urine and hearing tests maybe done. In addition, further blood tests may be required. However, biopsy can confirm most of the diseases. If biopsy is normal and there is a familial tract of bleeding, then it has a good prognosis.
Rarely, tests like IVP& cystoscopy maybe required for the diagnosis. Again,the treatment depends upon the cause of bleeding?
Q) Since, my child has persistent bleeding in urine, wont he require an vitamin or iron supplements?
A) Microscopic bleeding of long standing does not usually lead to a low hemoglobin or decreased vitamin stores, hence the child may not require any hematinics, tonic or vitamin supplements.
Last created on 6-11-2000
Last updated on 18-11-2006
Kidney Problems in Children Specialist Answer
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