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Is it advisable to check the Iron level of my baby in the hospital in case of Anaemia.
Kindly note that when their is a need to check your child's iron level in case of anemia, the attending doctor will refer you for the test based on his evaluation. But if you are just worried about the iron level, you can still see a paediatrician for evaluation.
Meanwhile since malnutrition is one of the causes of anaemia, ensure you feed your child foods rich in iron, folic acid and vitamins as well.
My baby girl of 1year was diagnosed with Bilateral Pyelonephritis and anaemia, she was treated and doing fine now. My question is...Secondly, she is underweight, she weighed 7.9 kg. Her birth weight was 3.5kg, pls what can I do about her weight? Thank u very mu...
Dr Aina Johnson


Pyelonephritis is infection of the kidney and it is something that can be fully treated. As long as the child did not suffer any kidney damage during the illness, there is no need to worry.

However the child will require follow up by a Paediatrician - Paediatric Nephrologist preferably.