Paediatric urology is a subspecialty of urology specialising in malformations of the urogenital system of children and adolescents. Malformations may be congenital or acquired and some of these require surgical attention and others do not.
What conditions does a paediatric urologist treat?
The main conditions treated by paediatric urologists are:
Phimosis: difficulty in the retraction of the foreskin (normal up to 3 years old).
What subspecialties are included under paediatric urology?
Paediatric urology is a subspecialty of urology, but paediatric urologists may have areas of interest, such as:
Urinary kidney reflux
Sex differentiation disorders
Childhood genitourinary tract cancers
When should you see a paediatric urologist?
Your child would be referred to a paediatric urologist if they were born with any congenital urinary malformations. They would also be seen by a paediatric urologist for other concerns, such as bedwetting, urinary incontinence, UTIs, foreskin problems and undescended testicles.