Management of a baby’s foreskin often raises much anxiety. The foreskin is initially adherent to the glans, or head.
In 3% of newborn boys, the testes may not be felt to be in the scrotal sac. By the time they are 1 year of age.
Groin and scrotal swellings
Groin and scrotal swellings are most commonly due to hernias or hydrocoeles, which are very common in babies
Hypospadias and penile abnormalities
Hypospadias is common, occurring in 1 in 350 male births. It is an abnormality of the penis
Prenatally-diagnosed renal tract abnormalities
In the U.K., pregnant women are usually routinely scanned at about 12 weeks (the “dating” scan) and 18-20 weeks
Urinary tract infections/cystitis
The National Institute of Clinic Excellence publishes guidelines to assist clinicians in their investigation
Hydronephrosis, megaureter and pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction
Hydronephrosis (hydo=water; nephron=kidney) is a descriptive term, not a diagnosis.
Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) is the retrograde flow of urine from the bladder up into the kidney.
Newborn circumcision is a service offered in the state-of-the art Paediatric Surgical theatres at the Chelsea Children’s Hospital
Although most children will be toilet-trained sooner, accidents and bed-wetting up to the age of 5 years are not considered abnormal by the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS).