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Pediatric Urology

Children have unique needs that are different from adults. Pediatric urologists provide a safe and comfortable environment for youngsters and care that parents can depend on. They provide skilled and compassionate care to children.

Pediatric urology focuses on conditions affecting urination and reproductive organs in children. Pediatric urologists know that these issues can often be embarrassing for children.  They understand children’s needs while considering parent’s needs and concerns too. 

What is pediatric urology?

Urologic disorders in children often have different symptoms and treatments very different than those seen in adults. Ask your child’s doctor if you have questions about a diagnosis or procedure.

Excessive bedwetting can be a sign of urological issues. Bedwetting is one of the most common issues children experience. Some children experience bedwetting more frequently than others. This can be a sign of urological issues.  Ask your provider if you have concerns about your child’s bedwetting.

Conditions treated by pediatric urologists

Some urological issues that pediatric urologists treat include:

  • Organ deformity

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Kidney stones

  • Enuresis (involuntary wetting)

  • Hydrocele (fluid collection around the tissue of the testicles)

  • Hydronephrosis (kidney enlargement from back up or blocked urine output)

  • Neurogenic bladder

  • Voiding dysfunctions (trouble emptying bladder properly)

  • Vesicoureteral reflux (backwards urine flow from the bladder towards the kidneys)

Pediatric urology procedures

There are many procedures to evaluate and treat children’s urology issues. These procedures include diagnostic imaging, medication, procedures, and surgery including robotic surgery. These procedures can help find children’s urological issues and fix the problem.

Primary care is your first stop for healthcare

The primary care providers at MaineHealth have the compassion and skill to care for you and the entire family. They make your health and your family’s health the first priority.