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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

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Kidney Disorders 

One in nine Americans – or approximately 20 million people – suffers from one of several forms of chronic kidney/renal disease according to the National Kidney Foundation. Another 20 million face an increased risk. For more information or referral to a urologist, call 1.800.4BAYLOR.

Types:  Symptoms | Diagnostic Techniques | Treatment Options

Kidney/Renal Disease Types

There are many disorders that can affect the kidneys, from renal failure and kidney stones to kidney infections and cancer. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer.

Kidney/renal conditions:
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma)
  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney infections
  • Kidney stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Pyelonephritis

Kidney/Renal Disease Symptoms

Many forms of kidney disease do not show symptoms until later stages.

Some warning signs include:
  • Burning or difficulty while urinating
  • An increase in the frequency of urination – especially at night
  • Blood in the urine
  • Puffiness around the eyes and/or swelling of the hands and feet
  • Pain in the lower back, just below the ribs
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney stones often show no early symptoms. Some symptoms include:
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Kidney pain on the back or side
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Groin pain
  • Blood in the urine

Kidney/Renal Disease Diagnostic Techniques

It is important to get an accurate diagnosis of your kidney complications.

Tests used to diagnose kidney problems include:
  • Blood Pressure
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Albumin
There are multiple methods used to diagnose kidney stones:
  • Abdominal CT Scan
  • Abdominal/Kidney MRI
  • Abdominal X-Rays
  • Kidney Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Kidney Disease Treatment Options

There are different diagnostic techniques and treatment options for each kidney disease. Kidney cancer management can include partial or total surgical removal with laparoscopic or open techniques, as well as various ablation techniques utilizing heating or freezing. We also participate in many clinical trials for patients with advanced kidney cancer.

Some of the kidney disease and disorder treatment options include:
  • Acute Kidney Failure Treatment
  • Chronic Kidney Failure Treatment
  • Hydronephrosis Treatment
  • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma) Treatment
  • Kidney Disease Treatment
  • Kidney Infections Treatment
  • Kidney Stone Treatment
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment
  • Pyelonephritis Treatment