Pediatric Urology is a highly specialized branch of medicine which deals with Surgical diseases of Genitourinary System (kidneys, ureters, bladder, sexual & reproductive organs) in children from newborn age to 15 years of age.
Pediatric Urology portal is aimed at creating awareness among people and also to help parents understand the diseases which their kids might be suffering from.

We have included patient information files on common Pediatric Urological disorders along with clinical photographs to make the information more comprehensive and understandable.

WHY Pediatric Urology?

  • Pediatric urological disorders are very different from adult urological disorders as most of these problems are congenital (present from birth or birth defects) in nature.
  • The way the  kids respond to medicines and surgery is also different to adults.
  • DECISION MAKING is the key concept of Pediatric Urology -which diseases to operate and when to operate is the most important factor. Some of the diseases which were very aggressively operated earlier on are now managed medically or tackled with less aggressive surgery now. Advances in technology and instrumentation have led to more and more Laparoscopic and Endoscopic surgeries in children
  • The basic issue in a Pediatric Urologist mind is not to harm the child by doing unnecessary surgery. Also, if surgery is required- an operation which will give best long-term results should be provided with shorter and less painful hospitalization.

Common symptoms of Pediatric Urological disorders

  • 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
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Fever
  • Pain in belly
  • Abnormal looking penis or genitalia
  • Undescended testis
  • Testicular swelling or pain

Common disorders

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Antenatal hydronephrosis
  • Antenatally diagnosed renal anomalies
  • Undescended testis
  • Testicular torsion
  • Testicular cysts or tumours
  • Tight foreskin or phimosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Vesico-ureteric reflux
  • Pelviureteric junction obstruction
  • Vesico-ureteric junction obstruction (primary megaureter)
  • Intersex
  • Duplex system (or double ureters)
  • Ectopic ureters
  • Cystic kidney diseases
  • Calculus disease
  • Epispadias
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Ureterocele
  • Stricture urethra
  • Genital injuries
  • Horseshoe kidney
  • Absent kidney or renal agenesis
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