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Your child may have some pain after a kidney (renal) biopsy. This is normal. The pain is most often an ache rather than severe. The pain should lessen daily.
Use acetaminophen (Tylenol) for the pain. Do not use aspirin or ibuprofen for 2 weeks.
There is an increased risk of bleeding with these products.
The biopsy often takes 3-5 business days to fully process. We will call you with the results to discuss treatment and follow-up care.
Avoid any activity where your child may be hit in the back for 7-10 days.
Avoid horseback riding
No jumping on a trampoline
Anything that strains the back
When to Call
Severe pain or pain that is getting worse
Blood in the urine you can see
Pain or burning during urination
Fever of 100 F or higher
Any other concerns you may have
Who to Call
Pediatric Nephrology Clinic: (608) 263-6420
Toll free number: 1-800-824-8924
Transplant Nurse Coordinator (for transplant patients): (608) 263-1384
After hours, weekends and holidays, call (608) 263-6400.
This will give you the paging operator. Ask for the Pediatric Nephrologist on call. Give the operator your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.