Any type of doctor with pediatric prefixed to their specialization means that they have medical training to treat children. But why would you need a particular kind of doctor for children?
It’s because children’s bodies function differently from adults. They just can’t come to you for their medical issues, as they don’t know that they have a problem that needs medical care. They are also not very patient, so there goes your answer.
Now, as a next step, you might want to know
What type of medical care does a pediatric urologist offer your child?
Symptoms of VUR include
A UTI is an infection in any part of a child’s urinary system. It may be an infection in the bladder or the kidneys
Bladder UTI: They may be annoying to the child suffering and may cause discomfort for him/her, but it’s usually not harmful to long-term health. Some of the symptoms are frequent urination or painful passing of urine
Kidney UTI: This condition is harmful, especially with the VUR condition. It’s because urine carries germs and due to VUR, the urine goes back to the kidneys where they cause infection. Watch out for symptoms like high fever, chills, back pain, and urinary problems. This kind of UTI can scar the kidneys and may cause high blood pressure or reduced kidney function.
In such cases, if the testicles don’t take their usual place before the age of 6 months, surgery is required.
Other treatments include:-
Sometimes it may happen in the first few years of a baby boy’s life that the foreskin of the penis may be stuck to the head of the penis. It usually loosens up with time. But if the foreskin adheres to the penis head beyond that period, urination is difficult, or the child is in pain and his foreskin is inflamed. Then it’s time to see a doctor. If parents try to self-treat the condition and pull back the foreskin by themselves, it could form a ring that could restrict blood flow to the penis head.
Such a case is treated either by using steroid creams to stretch the foreskin or in rare cases by a surgery called phimosis circumcision. The surgery is performed on the penis foreskin to partially or entirely remove it.
The kidney has 2 parts in it. 1st part filters the blood and the 2nd part stores urine before it’s discharged to the urinary bladder. The tube connecting the organs is called the pelvic ureteric junction. Sometimes it may occur in children such that the tube connection is too narrow, the condition is called PUJ obstruction. Such an obstruction
Causes pain during urination, repeated urine infections and damage to the affected kidney. But it could also be silent in terms of symptoms.
PUJ obstruction could also occur due to blockage of the passageway between the kidney and bladder by a blood vessel that crosses the passageway. But it is far less common in children.
If symptoms of the obstruction show up, then an operational procedure is a must.
After administering general anesthesia to the patient, a laparoscope is inserted through small cuts in the abdomen the natural tube is removed and the kidney and the bladder are reattached.
A penis is called micropenis in children if the penis size in a newborn baby boy is less than 0.75 inches. The most common cause of this condition is less secretion of certain hormones by the pituitary gland in the hypothalamus in the brain. The hormones from the gland stimulate the testicles to produce testosterone. If the hormone is not released then there is less testosterone causing a small penis size in children. The best treatment is hormone therapy but if it doesn’t work then the only option is to surgically reconstruct the penis, the surgery is called phalloplasty.