Tag Archive for: Pediatric

What Should You Do About Phimosis?

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. What Is Phimosis? Let’s define what foreskin is before talking about phimosis. The foreskin, or prepuce, is the extra protective penile skin extending about half an inch beyond the tip of the head of the penis, or glans, protecting that part of the penis. Phimosis is the penile skin that cannot […]

What Happens When Your Child Is Detected With an Undescended Testicle?

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. What Is a Testicle? Testicles are the male gonads; ovaries are the female form. From birth to puberty, testicles do not have many functions. However, once puberty begins, the testicles produce testosterone, the hormone responsible for male development and the sperm needed for fertility. Men have two testicles in the sack […]

Three’s a Crowd: Georgia Urology Physician Uncovers Rare Case of Ureteral Triplication

In 2019, Christie Baggett of Warner Robins, Georgia knew something was wrong with her 6-year-old daughter, Charlotte. However, she would have never thought Charlotte was experiencing one of the rarest urinary tract conditions imaginable. When Charlotte was 5, Christie began noticing her daughter was experiencing urinary problems. Charlotte’s pediatrician reassured them this could be a […]

Kidney Stones in Kids

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. What Is a Kidney Stone? Kidney stones are hard as a rock and form in the kidney. While stones tend to be small in children, size doesn’t contribute to how bad the symptoms can be. Even a tiny stone as small as a pinhead can cause a lot of pain. Kidney […]

Swollen Scrotum in Children: Causes and Treatments

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. If your child’s scrotum is significantly swollen on one side or the size fluctuates, this can be the sign of a hydrocele or inguinal hernia. Pediatric groin hernias, also called inguinal hernia, happens for a different reason than in adults, not because they strained themselves. Causes Early in fetal development, while […]

Suspect Your Child Has a UTI? Here’s How to Help

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP Knowing the Signs We tend to associate UTIs with pain while voiding, voiding very often, or the feeling of needing to void but being unable to. These feelings might also accompany a fever, pain in the lower abdomen, or even back pain. Typically, the urine has a foul smell […]

Georgia Urology’s HAWK Centers Helps Children Suffering from Incontinence Soar with Success

Jacqueline was at a loss. Her 6-year-old daughter Kathleen’s problem with urinary incontinence had become a daily issue and was getting worse. It was so bad, in fact, Kathleen began lying about wetting herself and hiding the issue from her parents. “When I went to the pediatrician and the school counselor, I got no real […]

COVID-19: How Standing Still Has Kids Going Backwards

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP March 16, 2020, changed a lot for the children of Georgia. For my own three daughters, it was the last day my third-grader would hug her teacher goodbye, and the last day my sixth graders would cram a book into their lockers. But there they were, downright giddy at […]

Yes, Your Child Can Have a UTI! Learn How to Treat and Prevent

By Callie Duggan, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC What is a UTI? A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an overgrowth of bacteria in the urine. UTIs can occur at any age and most often just affects the bladder, but the kidneys can also be involved. They are most common in females because the urethra (the tube we […]

Breaking the Barriers on Bathroom Passes

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP The first question I always ask the children I see in our office is, “how often do you go to the bathroom at school?” Usually, they don’t even know! I often find myself walking them through an imaginary school day, pausing to say- did you use it after homeroom? […]