Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the filtering unit of the kidneys gets damaged. The clusters of small blood vessels in the kidneys are the ones that filter waste and excess water from the blood. This makes the body pass too much protein in the urine. The primary cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults is focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).
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Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been taking birth control pills for five months, since she gave birth. About two months ago, she started having some swelling in her feet and legs. She waited to see if it would go away, but it did not. Her doctor did some tests and found protein in the urine, so she sent ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding the relationship between birth control pills and nephrotic syndrome. It is correct that birth control pills are not known to directly cause nephrotic syndrome or protein in urine. Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the presence ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 12 year old son is suffering from nephrotic syndrome since the last seven years. Two years ago, when his biopsy was done, the result said FSGS. His creatinine levels at that time was 4. Now it is raised to 10.1. He is currently taking Calcium, Folic acid, Pantoprazole, Sodium bicar... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please furnish the following medical information, so that I will be able to give you further advice.What is the cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)?Has dialysis been done? What is his urine output?What does his antinuclear antibody (ANA) profile say?Has he... Read Full »