Spring 2019

General Pediatric Incontinence

A child may have a bladder control problem (urinary incontinence) if they leak urine by accident and are past the age of toilet training. Daytime urinary incontinence, also called daytime wetting, is broadly defined as involuntary, sporadic leaking of urine throughout the day in children 5 years of age and under.…more

Hypospadias

Hypospadias is a common birth defect in boys where the opening of the urethra is not located at the tip of the penis. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. It is estimated that hypospadias affects about 1 in every 200 boys. …more

Pregnancy and Kidney Stones

Kidney stones occur in about one of every 1,500 to 3,000 pregnancies-about the same rate as in non-pregnant women of childbearing age. Overall, kidney stones affect about 1 in 11 people-19% of men and 9% of women by age 70. Kidney stones occur most often in the second or third trimester. …more

What is Testicular Torsion?

Testicular Torsion is a condition that can occur when the tissues around the testicle are not normally attached, potentially causing the testicle to twist around the spermatic cord. When this happens, the torsion of the cord cuts off the blood flow to the testicle.…more

Is Deflux an Effective way to Treat my Child’s VUR?

Deflux is a gel that may be used to treat vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). VUR is a common pediatric urology condition. Normally, urine flows one way, down from the kidneys, through tubes called ureters, to the bladder. VUR is when urine flows from the bladder back into the ureters. VUR can lead to serious issues for children. …more

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