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How to Help Children with Urinary Incontinence at School

By Dr. Wolfgang Cerwinka, M.D. More than 90% of children will be toilet trained at the age of 5 years. At that age, the most common type of incontinence is bed wetting or enuresis. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and may be caused by a variety of reasons. Bed wetting may be […]

Common Pediatric Urology Sports Injuries

By Dr. Edwin A. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S. Sports are a great way for kids to work on their physical health while also learning important lessons about community, commitment, and responsibility. However, sometimes injuries related to these sports are unavoidable. Issues like concussions and orthopedic injuries are commonly discussed, but did you know there are […]

Varicoceles in Children and Adolescents: When and How to Treat?

By Andrew J. Kirsch, MD, FAAP, FACS Physicians and parents alike are challenged by the management of varicoceles in children.  This blog is meant to frame the controversy and educate our patients and families on the current state of the art.  As will soon become obvious, shared decision-making is particularly important when considering the many […]

Can A Child Get a UTI or a VUR?: Expert Urologist Discusses

By Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig Urinary tract infections (UTI) can occur in children, as well as adults. This happens when bacteria normally living in the bladder grows out of control and irritate the bladder’s lining, causing symptoms like painful urination, having to run to the bathroom often, urine accidents, or blood in the urine. If you […]

Hydroceles in Kids: What Parents Should Know

By Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D The scrotum is the sack behind the penis where the two testicles live in males. Occasionally, some babies and older children can develop painless swelling in this area. It can come on quickly or slowly and can be constant or can come and go. There are several reasons why the […]

Your Child’s Risk of Testicular Torsion

By Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig Sudden onset testicular pain can be a medical emergency. There are a number of things that can cause this, but one of the most concerning involves a sudden twisting of the testicle that cuts off blood flow to that area. This problem happens in some kids because the testicle isn’t held […]