Testicles are formed in the abdomen prior to birth and descend through the groin and into the scrotum during the course of the mother’s pregnancy. An undescended testicle is one that fails to descend into the scrotum prior to birth.
Hydronephrosis is a radiology term describing fluid buildup within the kidney. It is like a defense mechanism for the kidney when urine is slow to drain. Stretching of the kidney allows the backpressure of urine to be more evenly distributed. This may help to limit or slow down some of the potential damage to the kidney from urine backing up abnormally.
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When the inner lips (labia minora) of the vagina become stuck together, it is called a labial adhesion. This is typically seen in girls between the ages of 3 months and 6 years old. Labial adhesions can partially or completely block the opening to the vagina and the urethra (where urine comes out). Read More
Once your child has been successfully potty-trained – ‘taking care of business’ should get easier – but what if the accidents keep happening? When a child over the age of four has frequent daytime urinary accidents, and there doesn’t appear to be an underlying medical Read More
Is your child urgently running to the bathroom and having urinary accidents? Is your child experiencing urinary tract infections (UTIs) or pain with urination? Urinary problems and UTIs occur in many children and can affect family, social and school life. Read More
When my wife was pregnant with our three children, we chose not to know the sex prior to birth because we wanted it to be a surprise. It was one of the greatest joys in my life when I announced to the world that my son and daughters were born. Read More
As a pediatric urologist, I am often asked to see and treat children with various forms of urinary incontinence. This means a child doesn’t have control over his or her bladder, resulting in a daytime accident two or more times per month. Read More
It can be hard to figure out what’s wrong with babies when all they can do to communicate pain is cry. A fussy infant may have any number of health problems, from colds to rashes, but some medical problems are harder to identify than others. Read More
Waking up wet in the morning is a common problem for many children. In addition to being confusing and embarrassing for children, bedwetting can be a frustrating experience for parents and caregivers. Read More