Why us for paediatric urology?
Our paediatricians work in close collaboration with our team of urologists to provide all-encompassing care to babies and children. We offer tailor-made care plans for the best possible detection, evaluation and management of urological conditions in children. We provide long-term effective care in a safe, home-like environment.
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About paediatric urology
Paediatric urology is a subspecialty of paediatrics and urology concerning genital and urological issues affecting babies and children. It involves care plans for diseases and disorders afflicting the organs of the urinary tract. These include kidneys, bladder, urethra and genital tract of young boys and girls.
Paediatric urological conditions can begin from the early stages of birth to young adulthood.
Recurrent bedwetting – Bedwetting is a normal part of childhood. However, frequent and recurrent bedwetting during the night can be a sign of sleep apnea.
Urinary tract infections – A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria enter your urinary tract organs. UTIs are fairly common in children and causes a wide range of urinary symptoms.
Congenital kidney issues – Congenital kidney issues are the ones present in children from birth. These renal issues can be passed down from parents to children. Common conditions include polycystic kidney disease, unilateral renal agenesis and bilateral renal agenesis.
Kidney stones – Kidney or renal stones are small hard deposits of minerals that develop in the kidneys. Children can be affected by varying sizes of kidney stones. This condition can occur in even infants.
Hernias – A hernia can occur at any age and is highly common in children and newborns. The most common types of hernias affecting children are inguinal and umbilical hernia.
Pelvic ureteric junction – Pelvic ureteric junction or ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is a common condition in children in which the urine flow is obstructed due to a blockage between the ureter and kidney.
Undescended testicles – An undescended testicle is a condition diagnosed soon after birth. In this condition, a male newborn’s testicle has not moved to its proper position in the scrotum.
Kidney dilation – Kidney dilation or hydronephrosis is a rare condition in which the urine flows back into the kidneys leading to swelling in the renal pelvic area.
Hypospadias – Hypospadias is a condition in which the opening of the urethra is at the lower side or underside of the penis.
Abnormal development of the genital organs – Delays in sexual development or abnormal developmental of sexual organs in children is a genital birth defect caused by abnormal levels of sex hormones.
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) – Vesicoureteral reflux is very prevalent in infants and young children. In this condition, the urine begins to flow back to the ureters or sometimes to the kidneys.
The management or treatment of a urological condition in children depends on the type of condition, the extremity of symptoms and the child’s age and overall health. There are several treatment alternatives ranging from medication, cystoscopy, ureteral reimplantation and minimally invasive surgeries.
My 7-month-old son was suffering from a hernia problem. It was very troubling for me and my husband. We soon went to the CK Birla Hospital where my son was born for treatment. The paediatric urology department here is very well known for its services. The doctors are very intelligent and gave us the right guidance and treatment. My son recovered very quickly under their watch. I am very thankful to the doctors and the hospital. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
My daughter was suffering from a urinary tract infection. She is only 8 years old and was in great trouble with urinary symptoms. We visited the CK Birla Hospital for treatment as the paediatric department here is very famous. The doctor diagnosed her pretty quickly and started the treatment soon to offer relief. My daughter experienced great relief within no time. I totally recommend this hospital to others with similar problems. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
My experience at the CK Birla Hospital was excellent. The hospital is very nicely built. The doctors and nursing team are very supportive and helpful. They offer valuable advice for the best health of children. Kudos to the team for such great work. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
You should take your child to a paediatric urologist if they experience symptoms including pain in the abdomen, abnormal growth in the abdomen, blood in the urine, vomiting, burning sensation during urination, frequent urination and daytime wetting.
Common conditions include congenital renal problems and abnormalities, abnormal or incomplete growth of sexual organs, kidney stones, hernia, urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux.
Paediatric urology tests & procedures include X-ray, uroflow test, bladder scan, urodynamics test, minimally invasive surgery and physical therapy.