Kidney biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureKKidney biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureKidney biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)KidneysKidneysNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000387.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a kidney biopsy.<br></p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=35&language=English">kidney biopsy</a> (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key Points </h2> <ul> <li>Leave dressing intact for 24 hours.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain. </li> <li>Avoid physical activity for two weeks. </li> <li>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child has any of the following: bleeding at the biopsy site, blood in the urine, pale skin, or severe abdominal pain.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop </li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> </li> <li>bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site </li> <li>bright red blood in the urine </li> <li>dizziness and pale colour </li> <li>swelling in the tummy </li> <li>general weakness </li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page the interventional radiologist on call. </p>

 

 

Kidney biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1238.00000000000Kidney biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureKidney biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureKEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)KidneysKidneysNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000387.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a kidney biopsy.<br></p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=35&language=English">kidney biopsy</a> (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key Points </h2> <ul> <li>Leave dressing intact for 24 hours.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain. </li> <li>Avoid physical activity for two weeks. </li> <li>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child has any of the following: bleeding at the biopsy site, blood in the urine, pale skin, or severe abdominal pain.</li> </ul><h2>Dressing care </h2> <p>You can take off the dressing over the site 24 hours after the procedure. If the dressing gets wet or soiled before 24 hours, take it off and replace with a clean Band-Aid. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site which can take up to 10 days to go away. </p> <h2>Bathing </h2> <p>Your child may have a bath or shower the day after the biopsy. </p> <h2>Meals </h2> <p>If your child is feeling well enough after the anaesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure. </p> <h2>Pain relief </h2> <p>If needed, give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first. </p> <h2>Activity </h2> <p>After the biopsy, your child will need to be quiet, stay home from school or day care, and avoid physical activity for the first two days (48 hours). Your child may return to school 48 hours after the biopsy with restricted activity. Your child should avoid all major activities for two full weeks. These include: </p> <ul> <li>contact sports </li> <li>gymnastics </li> <li>diving/swimming </li> <li>bicycle riding </li> <li>rollerblading </li> <li>hockey </li> <li>soccer </li> <li>skiing </li> <li>horseback riding </li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop </li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> </li> <li>bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site </li> <li>bright red blood in the urine </li> <li>dizziness and pale colour </li> <li>swelling in the tummy </li> <li>general weakness </li> </ul><h2>Results </h2> <p>Your referring doctor will receive the results of your child's biopsy. You will need to make a follow-up appointment with them to discuss the results. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page the interventional radiologist on call. </p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/kidney_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/kidney_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgKidney biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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