Kidneys & Urinary System
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Bedwetting can be embarrassing and upsetting for teens, but there are effective ways to correct the problem and scientists are constantly developing new treatments.
Sometimes, the kidneys aren't able to do their job properly. Other than kidney infections, the two most common kidney conditions among teens are nephritis and nephrosis.
Urinary Tract Infections
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons that teens visit a doctor. Learn about the symptoms of UTIs, how they're treated, and more in this article.
If the kidneys stop working, a person will need either dialysis or a transplant. Get the facts on kidney transplant in this article for teens.
Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)
Hematuria is pretty common, and most of the time it's not serious. Find out what causes blood in the urine and what to do about it.
With glomerulonephritis, tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly, causing problems like too much fluid in the body and swelling. Most of the time it can be treated. Find out more.
Kidney stones mostly happen to adults, but sometimes teens can get them. Find out what kidney stones are, how to treat them, and ways to help prevent them.
Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of filtering the blood until someone's failing kidneys heal or are replaced with a kidney transplant.
Hemodialysis is the type of kidney dialysis that doctors use most to take over the kidneys' job of filtering the blood.
Some people choose this type of kidney dialysis because it can be done at home, often overnight. But not everyone who has kidney failure can get peritoneal dialysis. Find out more in this article for teens.