Why would a child need to see a urologist?

You should see a pediatric urologist for ongoing, urgent, and non-routine urology issues involving your child’s kidneys, ureters (urine ducts), bladder, urethra, testicles, and genitalia. Some of the common conditions that a pediatric urologist can treat include: Undescended testicles.

Do urologists treat children?

Pediatric urologists are surgeons who can diagnose, treat, and manage children’s urinary and genital problems. If your child has an illness or disease of the genitals or urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder), a pediatric urologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.

What happens at a pediatric urologist appointment?

What to Expect at the Pediatric Urologist

  • X-ray imaging of the urinary tract.
  • Ultrasound of the kidneys and/or bladder.
  • Testing to measure the urine stream.
  • Low-dose radiation imaging of kidneys.

How long is pediatric urology fellowship?

two years
Pediatric Urology Fellowships All fellowships are two years in length having one year of clinical work and one year of research, with the exception of Children’s Hospital Boston which is a three year fellowship requiring two years of research.

What age is pediatric urology?

When Should Planning for Transitional Care Begin? You can start asking about this change when your child is about 11 or 12. Still, many people get serious about it later, at age 14 -16. Change can happen from as late as age 18 to 21.

What age should you see a urologist?

β€œTo take charge of your prostate, urinary and sexual health β€” not just to protect you from prostate cancer β€” I recommend every man start seeing a urologist regularly at age 40,” says urologist Eric Klein, MD.

Do pediatric urologists do circumcisions?

Many children circumcised in the newborn period are circumcised by pediatricians or obstetrcians. Many parents are not aware that pediatric urologists also perform this and our office does offer in-office procedures to children up to approximately three months of age.

Can a teen see a urologist?

Pediatric urologists treat patients from birth through the teen years. They focus on the urologic health issues found in children.

Is a proctologist the same as a urologist?

Both urology and proctology are sought-after for the variety and work-life balance they offer. Both urology and proctology are surgical specialties that deal with the organs and processes involved in eliminating human waste.

Can circumcised babies get smegma?

These are called smegma. Smegma is normal and nothing to worry about. If your son’s foreskin separates before he reaches puberty, an occasional retraction with cleansing beneath will do.