Pediatric Urology

Pediatric urology is a surgical subspecialty of medicine dealing with the disorders of children’s genitourinary systems. Pediatric urologists provide care for both boys and girls ranging from birth to early adult age. The most common problems are those involving disorders of urination, reproductive organs and testes.

WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR YOUR CHILD

Seek medical attention within 24 hours if your child:

  • Has an unexplained fever
  • Is vomiting
  • Has urine that is pink, brown, red or foul-smelling
  • Experiences a burning pain when urinating
  • Has a frequent urge to urinate without being able to pass much urine
  • Experience pains below the rib cage and above the waist on one or both sides of the back.
  • Has vaginal discharge with urinary symptoms

It is not appropriate to “wait and see what happens” when you suspect that your child has a urinary tract infection. Untreated infections can lead to permanent damage of the kidney, high blood pressure and other serious complications.

Antenatal hydronephrosis

This refers to an enlarged kidney that is generally diagnosed in babies before birth.

Hydrocele

Fluid accumulates in the scrotum, causing swelling.

Hydronephrosis

A blockage in the kidneys cause swelling in the kidneys.

Neurogenic bladder

This condition causes problems with the bladder and may require surgery.

Undescended testes

One or both testicles do not move down into the scrotum during a baby’s development and may require surgery.

Vesicoureteral reflux

This condition causes urine to back up from the bladder to the ureter.

Ureteropelvic junction obstruction

The flow of urine is blocked between the ureter and the kidneys.

Phimosis

This refers to a tight foreskin.

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