Pediatric Urology is a surgical subspecialty focused on the evaluation and treatment of congenital and acquired disorders of the genitourinary tract in infants, children, and adolescents.
Pediatric urologists care for fetuses that have urologic abnormalities diagnosed on prenatal ultrasound and frequently care for prepubescent females with genital issues. While most pediatric urology patients are younger than 18 years of age, adults with congenital urologic abnormalities and/or reconstructive issues are also cared for by pediatric urologists.
Urology is a field of medicine focussing on diseases of the urinary tract system, which includes include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra. Female and reconstructive urology is a sub-specialty of urology that treats and assesses patients with urinary incontinence, urological diseases and the reconstruction of the urinary tract.
Female urology is a subdivision of this sub-specialty and it covers a group of conditions that are experienced by women, such as urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic organ prolapse. A female urologist specialises in the treatment of these diseases and has a thorough knowledge of the female pelvic floor. They can also treat urological conditions which affect both sexes, including urinary tract infections (UTI), cystitis, kidney stones, kidney cancer and bladder cancer.
The main sign of male infertility is the inability to conceive a child. There may be no other obvious signs or symptoms.
In some cases, however, an underlying problem such as an inherited disorder, hormonal imbalance, dilated veins around the testicle or a condition that blocks the passage of sperm causes signs and symptoms. Signs and symptoms you may notice include:
Infertility tests can be expensive and might not be covered by insurance — find out what your medical plan covers ahead of time.
Diagnosing male infertility problems usually involves:
Pediatric urology program offers sophisticated, child-oriented tests to identify kidney, bladder and urinary tract conditions in children and adolescents. We provide child-friendly testing by making the rooms comfortable, dark and calm, and we encourage you to remain with your child.
If an ultrasound detects a urologic condition during pregnancy, we monitor your baby to make sure they stay healthy throughout the pregnancy and after birth.
We encourage open and honest communication about your symptoms and history. To help determine the best treatment, we take your medical history and perform a physical exam. We may also run a few diagnostic tests, such as: