Foreskin
Problems

Management of a baby’s foreskin often raises much anxiety. The foreskin is initially adherent to the glans, or head.

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Undescended
Testes

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.

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Groin and scrotal swellings

Groin and scrotal swellings are most commonly due to hernias or hydrocoeles, which are very common in babies

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Hypospadias and penile abnormalities

Hypospadias is common, occurring in 1 in 350 male births. It is an abnormality of the penis

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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

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Urinary tract infections/cystitis

The National Institute of Clinic Excellence publishes guidelines to assist clinicians in their investigation

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Hydronephrosis, megaureter and pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction

Hydronephrosis (hydo=water; nephron=kidney) is a descriptive term, not a diagnosis.

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Vesico-ureteric reflux

Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) is the retrograde flow of urine from the bladder up into the kidney.

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Wetting

Newborn circumcision is a service offered in the state-of-the art Paediatric Surgical theatres at the Chelsea Children’s Hospital

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Neonatal Circumcision

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).

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