Frequently Asked Questions
 
What is Pediatric Urology?
Who is a Pediatric Urologist?
What is the scope of Pediatric Urology?
How do I know that my child has a Pediatric Urology disorder?
How is Pediatric Urology different from adult urology?
What are the common symptoms of Pediatric Urology problems?
What are common Pediatric Urological disorders?
 
What is Pediatric Urology?
Specialized medical science which deals with disorders of genitourinary system (Kidneys, ureter, bladder and reproductive system) in children upto the age of 15 years.
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Who is a Pediatric Urologist?
Pediatric Urologists are trained surgeons who treat disorders of urinary and reproductive system in kids. Either they are Pediatric Surgeons who receive special training in Pediatric Urology or sometimes Adult Urologists who receive training in Pediatric Urology.
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What is the scope of Pediatric Urology?
Pediatric Urology is a new and rapidly expanding field. In this era, parents want heir kids to be treated by the best specialist possible and so such a specialty is the need of the hour. And with so much of progress being made in equipment and medicines, it would be impossible for a surgeon to aware of everything new and latest. Almost 40-50% of all surgical disorders in kids involve urinary or reproductive system.
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How do I know that my child has a Pediatric Urology disorder?
We have listed a list of symptoms with which these disorders present. If any of these is present then please consult a Pediatric Urologist at the earliest. The other way is to consult a Pediatrician and then he will be able to guide you to an appropriate person.
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How is Pediatric Urology different from adult urology?
Pediatric Urologists are experienced in handling small kids and can operate on these very soft and miniature tissues. They understand an unspoken language of the kids also and will be able to diagnose the problem in a young child better than an adult urologist who sees only adults. Also, the pediatric urological disorders are different from adult disorders and mainly involve birth defects, urinary infections and poor growth.
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What are the common symptoms of Pediatric Urology problems?
  • Disorders diagnosed during pregnancy on ultrasonogram of mother
  • Pain during passing urine- dysuria
  • Thin stream
  • Straining to pass urine
  • Urinary retention or failure to pass urine
  • Frequent passage of urine
  • Hematuria or blood in urine
  • Pyuria or pus in urine
  • Bed wetting
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Fever
  • Pain in belly
  • Abnormal looking penis or genitalia
  • Testis not seen/ felt in scrotum
  • Testicular swelling or pain
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What are common Pediatric Urological disorders?
  • Antenatally diagnosed renal anomalies
  • Antenatal Hydronephrosis
  • Undescended testis
  • Testicular torsion
  • Testicular cysts or tumours
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Tight foreskin or phimosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Episapdias
  • Urinary tract infection Posterior urethral valves
  • Vesico-ureteric reflux
  • Pelviureteric junction obstruction
  • Vesico-ureteric junction obstruction (primary megaureter)
  • Intersex
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Dysfunctional Voiding/ Dysfunctional elimination syndrome
  • Bladder diverticulum
  • Duplex systems (or double ureters)
  • Ectopic ureters
  • Ureterocele
  • Cystic kidney diseases
  • Calculus disease
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Stricture urethra
  • Genital injuries
  • Horseshoe kidney
  • Absent kidney or renal agenesis
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