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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Pediatric urology is a specialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to the urinary system and genitals in children.
Children cannot always say what is bothering them or answer medical questions, and are not always able to be cooperative during a medical examination. However, pediatric urologists know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative. Pediatric urologists often use equipment specially designed for children.
Some of the symptoms related to various conditions that pediatric urologist can diagnose and treat include:
|Nausea or vomiting|
Internal Stomach or Intestinal Injuries
|Blood in Urine||
If your child shows any of the above symptoms, the typical next step is an initial consultation with you pediatrician who will determine if subspecialty referral is appropriate. The pediatrician should perform the initial evaluation and oftentimes, they can manage the issue. It is important to keep your pediatrician in the loop with specialists, and often the pediatrician can handle many of the medical management for some of the conditions that require referral to a specialist.
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Last Reviewed: Oct 03, 2013
William Robert DeFoor, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati