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Children’s urology

Child smiling with a doctor at an appointment.

Children's urology

The most common procedures for children are:

  • Hypospadias surgery – hypospadias is a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is not located at the tip of the penis.
  • Circumcision – the removal of foreskin from the penis.
  • Orchidopexy – an operation to bring an undescended testicle into the scrotum.

Children with more complex Urology problems are treated at Manchester Children’s hospital. This includes things like bladder exstrophy, spina bifida, disorders of sexual differentiation, renal stones, kidney problems and varicoceles.

Several other clinics in Wythenshawe, Macclesfield, Wigan Borough, Bolton, Lancaster, and Stockport treat less complex problems such as undescended testes, tight foreskins, and wetting.

Trafford General Hospital also provides urology specialist nursing investigations.

While you wait for urology surgery

You can find more information about common surgery:

If you need clinical advice while you wait, you can visit the website or call 111 for further advice.

ERIC the Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity have some useful information for patients to help with daytime wetting and constipation.

What should you do if your child’s health is deteriorating?

If your child develops testicular pain which does not improve with paracetamol and lasts more than 60 minutes, please seek urgent medical advice and attend the Emergency Department (A&E)

Over the counter pain relief is the first line of treatment for children, your local pharmacy can advise with dosage and which medication is best for your child and their condition if they are complaining of pain.

Last Updated: 12 April 2024

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