Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kitty | 2008/10/21


Blood in Urine

I just like to know my son is now 3 years and 4 months.He developed a high fever Sunday night and complains about headaches and that his legs are sore,he is also very sleepy.I took him to the GP this morning and he tested his urine and said that there is blood in his urine,he gave him medicine and said we must take urine Saterday again.What can be the possible causes for the blood in the urine? Thank you

Expert's Reply



This sounds like a condition called acute nephritis which is an inflammation of the kidneys.Besides passing blood in the urine the blood pressure is raised hence the headache.The amount of urine passed also is less but this would be difficult to notice in such a young boy. It is absolutely essential to see paediatrician tomorrow if your son is passing blood in his urine, you cannot wait until Saturday!

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