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Can Kidney Biopsy Be Avoided for Nephrotic Syndrome

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-11-05 14:39

Can Kidney Biopsy Be Avoided for Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome patients are always recommended to perform a kidney biopsy. However, kidney biopsy may cause some complications including hematuria, back pain, fever and stomach pain. A lot of patients or their parents want to know whether kidney biopsy can be avoided for Nephrotic Syndrome patients.

What can kidney biopsy show for these patients?

It is better to do kidney biopsy for people with primary Nephrotic Syndrome, because this test can help determine the type of this kidney disease, avoid the side effects of steroid treatment and guide doctors to prescribe correct medications.

In view of this, doctors always suggest patients with Nephrotic Syndrome patients to do a kidney biopsy if they have no contraindications.

Does this mean kidney biopsy is a must for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

Of course not, no test is suitable for all kidney patients. If you are in accord with all of the following criteria, you can avoid this test safely.

- High level of kidney function or GFR

- Don’t have gross hematuria, fever, rash, joint pain, weight loss, etc

- Negative ANA, HIV, hepatitis B and C assay

- No family history of kidney disease

- Age 1-8 years

Also, if the underlying causes of your Nephrotic Syndrome have been detected, you may not need to do kidney biopsy any more.

To make sure you can get an accurate diagnosis without unnecessary test, you can tell the online doctor your symptoms and medical condition, so he can help you determine whether you need to do this test.

The test only can help doctors to select an effective and correct treatment plan. During this process, a healthy diet and lifestyle is very important, because they can help control Nephrotic Syndrome symptoms better. If you want to get a personalized diet plan, you can leave us a message below.

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