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Nephrotic Syndrome: Other Way Aside from Biopsy to Check the Problem

Question: Hi! My son has been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome. After taking predisone for almost a month, the protein count is still high on the urine test result. The doctor advised us to take one more week medication but after one week and the result was the same. She said she would recommend for biopsy to check what is really the problem. Is there any other way that we can check the problem aside from biopsy?

Nephrotic Syndrome: Other Way Aside from Biopsy to Check the ProblemAnswer: Nephrotic Syndrome is a group of symptoms including massive proteinuria, heavy swelling, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia. It can be caused by a variety of diseases, such as Minimal Change Disease, Membranous Nephropathy, Membranous Proliferative Glomerulonephritis, FSGS, etc. Kidney biopsy is a way to make sure pathological type of disease. But as to whether biopsy is needed or not and when to do renal biopsy, most patients have deep doubts, after all it is invasive.

When to do renal biopsy?

-The disease develops quickly, such as unexplained kidney failure or other severe symptoms.

-The considering pathological type does not match your clinical manifestations.

During the actual treatment course, it is often due to the second factors that renal biopsy is recommended. But the second one usually depends on the professional level of hospital and doctors. Therefore, it is necessary to look for a specialized kidney disease hospital for treatment.

Other way aside from biopsy

As to your son’s condition, renal biopsy is not the only choice. In our hospital, there are a lot of special tests to help make clear the pathological types of disease, such as anti-pla2r antibodies test, detection of urinary protein components, etc. If you are interested, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com to get in touch with our renal experts. They will give you detailed introduction to those tests and help you find out your son’s pathological type.

Steroids are the common used treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome, but they are not the only one. In our hospital, we prefer the natural remedies, such as Chinese medicine, which can set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing and other medication application. You can also have a try.

Aside from renal biopsy, you can try the above referred ways to check the problems. For more information on Nephrotic Syndrome, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.

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