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Dr. Craig Smith
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Pediatric Urology (Overview)

Urinary or kidney problems account for 15% of all chief complaints by children. These range from difficulty in toilet training to major birth defects to urinary tract infections. A pediatric urologist has special training in the evaluation and medical or surgical management of these problems. Most pediatric urologists are affiliated with children's hospitals.


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What is the definition or description of: pediatric urology?

What is the definition or description of: pediatric urology?

Children urology: Urinary or kidney problems account for 15% of all chief complaints by children. These range from difficulty in toilet training to major birth defects to urinary tract infections. A pediatric urologist has special training in the evaluation and medical or surgical management of these problems. Most pediatric urologists are affiliated with children's hospitals. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Smith
35 doctors shared insights

Pediatric Urology (Overview)

Urinary or kidney problems account for 15% of all chief complaints by children. These range from difficulty in toilet training to major birth defects to urinary tract infections. A pediatric urologist has special training in the evaluation and medical or surgical management of these problems. Most pediatric urologists are affiliated with children's hospitals.


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What are some good "pediatric urology surgeon" for hypospadias problem?

What are some good "pediatric urology surgeon" for hypospadias problem?

Dallas & Fort Worth: Following are 3 pediatric urologists with excellent reputations in your area: Clanton Harrison MD in Dallas, Jonathon Kaye MD & Jeff Pugach in Fort Worth ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good pediatric urology surgeon for hypospadias problem?

Can you suggest some good pediatric urology surgeon for hypospadias problem?

Close to you: Following are well respected & excellent: Craig Peters MD, Harry Gil Rushton MD both at at Children's National with a branch in Virginia, Boyd Winslow MD in Richmond Virginia & Charles Horton Jr. MD in Virginia Beach. ...Read more

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What is done at a urology exam?

What is done at a urology exam?

History & physical.: The appointment will consist of a detailed history and physical exam. The exam will focus on the abdomen and genitals. In men, inspection of the penis, palpation of the testicles, and a hernia check will occur. If indicated, the prostate is checked by a digital rectal exam. In women, there may be a pelvic exam if indicated. A urine sample may be taken and checked. Urine flow can be analyzed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urology?

What is the definition or description of: urology?

A surgical specialty: Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by the american urological association. ...Read more

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What to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

What to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

Diagnosis: You'll get a directed history and physical exam followed by some form of imaging to confirm the location and extent of the blockage. This will then suggest likely causes and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a urology clinic?

What can I expect at a urology clinic?

History & physical.: The appointment will consist of a detailed history and physical exam. The exam will focus on the abdomen and genitals. In men, inspection of the penis, palpation of the testicles, and a hernia check will occur. If indicated, the prostate is checked by a digital rectal exam. In women, there may be a pelvic exam if indicated. A urine sample may be taken and checked. Urine flow can be analyzed. ...Read more

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What are the best urology clinic/doctors in the usa?

What are the best urology clinic/doctors in the usa?

Investigation: There are many fine urology doctors and centers scattered throughout the usa. You can inquire about training, years of experience, affiliations with major medical centers, honors, etc. Your local medical society and major hospitals are good information sources. ...Read more

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What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

The PSA & fPSA : Most men are screened with a psa blood test. This test is specific for the prostate but not specific for prostate cancer . It may be elevated by infection, inflammation or benign enlargement. The free psa fraction (fpsa) helps identify men at higher risk for cancer. Perhaps most important is to get a psa at age 40 or 45 as a baseline and then to be able to track changes (psa velocity) over time. ...Read more

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How to deal with outbreak of infection in a urology setup?

How to deal with outbreak of infection in a urology setup?

Comprehensively. : As the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria increases, we must do what we can to protect our patients from cross-contamination. All care areas must be swabbed to identify pathogenic bacteria. All hygiene & cleaning procedures must be reviewed. All sterilization equipment must be audited. Antibiotics must be chosen judiciously based on local resistance patterns. Ongoing surveillance is essential. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my visit to fore rivers urology in portland maine is and was a nightmare.?

What do you suggest if my visit to fore rivers urology in portland maine is and was a nightmare.?

HT's mission: is not to address health care consumers' complaints about health care providers or facilities. An adult problem-solving technique would be to discuss your negative experience with the practice manager in an assertive, but not aggressive, manner. Then, let it go & find another provider. FRU has high patient ratings, indicative of a desire to provide good service & to address patients' concerns. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout a recent urology exam the md said I have a caruncle.does anyone know what this is or what causes it?

Can you tell me if throughout a recent urology exam the md said I have a caruncle.does anyone know what this is or what causes it?

Benign: A urethral caruncle is what we call a granulomatous(benign) lesion at the urethral meatus(opening)..Most often in post menopausal women. It is bright red,soft and smooth.If the diagnosis is apparent, no treatment is needed. Estrogen crean and anti inflammatory cream may be used.If it is bothersome it can be removed or cauterized. It is not a serious condition. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper buttox &at night my private part stays up the pain wakes me up about 5-10 min. I went to urology and they dont Know what it is?

I have pain in my upper buttox &at night my private part stays up the pain wakes me up about 5-10 min. I went to urology and they dont Know what it is?

Pain: I'm confused by your question. You are a "female" whose private part "stays up" at nigh with pain which wakes you up? are you a male with priapism? Females don't have this problem and they would see their Gyn. This may be neurologic or psychologic. Follow up with your doctor and please take the time to formulate your question more carefully so you can get a more useful response. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about urology?

Can you tell me about urology?

Urology: This is the specialty that deals with the genital and urinary symptoms. Like the kidneys, ureter, and bladder. In men we also deal with the prostate, testes, penis and urethra. Urologists are surgeons. We treat cancers of the above areas. We also treat kidney stones, urination, and reproductive issues in men. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle my urology problem?

Urology : I would say that your best bet is to see a urologist, get properly evaluated and get proper medical treatment. ...Read more

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What should I expect at my first urology appointment?

Urology: It depends on what your symptoms and signs . Usually you will have to give a urinalysis and have a physical exam ...Read more

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Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Nephro vs urol: Urologist take kidneys out with surgery....Nephrologist use medicine to effect kidney function...Sometimes get biopsies of kidney, but no surgery by nephrologitst.... ...Read more

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Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Many: There are many... From kidney to adrenal to bladder and prostate tests. What specifically are you interested in? ...Read more

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Dr. Weber Chuang
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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