Urology & Urinary Incontinence
The Paedaitric Urology Team at John Hunter Children's Hospital provides specialist care to children and young people who have issues with their bladder, kidneys or external genital area. While our team cares for common peadiatric urological conditions, such as bedwetting and urinary tract infections, our expertise also extends to many complex conditions urological problems.
Urological services and parent resources
We see children up to 16-years-of-age who have:
- Structural problems with their bladder or kidneys. These problems may have been noticed before they were born, or when they were born.
- Following abnormal ultrasounds of the bladder or kidneys.
- Abnormalities of the penis, testes and external genitals.
- Leakage of urine in the day for children who are more than 4-years-old.
- Leakage of urine (bedwetting) in children who are more than 6-years-old.
- Repeated urinary infections with lower urinary tract symptoms.
- Rare tumours and abnormalities of the urinary tract.
- Use a small camera to look at the inside of the urinary tract (cystoscopy) to get information that helps treat your child.
- Open and keyhole surgery.
- Tests for urine leakage.
- Support for children who need clean intermittent catheterisation.
- Provide help with bed wetting alarms.
- Advice, support and counselling for parents and children who have urinary leakage.
The Children's Hospital Urology Service also has a close working relationship with the General Surgical Service, Paediatric Rehabilitation Service for faecal incontinence, Maternal Foetal Medicine Unit at John Hunter Hospital, along with the John Hunter Hospital adult Urology Service.
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To reduce the risk of infection for your child we ask all parents and visitors to wash their hands every time they enter the wards.