Urogenital Conditions

Kidney Issues

Facts About Kidney Issues

Issues of the kidney in a child adopted internationally are similar to those found in children throughout the world. Childre?s kidney problems typically stem from one of the following:

  • Birth defects and blockages
  • Infections of the urinary tract
  • diseases of the kidney itself

There are other causes of kidney issues in children who have resided in orphanages, though these are the most common.

Kidney Issues Challenges

In the case of Urinary tract infections, the child may have grown so accustomed to the pain that the new parent has little indication of the issue. For that reason, all newly adopted children should be tested for bladder/kidney issues.

Kidney Issues Treatment

Treatment is dependent on the underlying cause of the kidney malfunction. Many children have been adopted with issues of one ore both kidneys. Some require treatment, and others are found to be free of the diagnosed infection once they are home with their new family.

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