Related Conditions and Treatments
Anorectal malformations are birth defects in which the anus and rectum don’t develop properly.
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Nocturnal enuresis, better known as bedwetting, occurs when a sleeping child cannot hold his or her urine at night.
Bladder Exstrophy and Epispadias
Bladder exstrophy is a rare birth defect involving the urinary, reproductive, and intestinal tracts, as well as the musculoskeletal system.
A cloacal deformity is an anorectal malformation that occurs while a female fetus is developing in its mother's womb.
Cloacal exstrophy, also known as OEIS syndrome, occurs when a portion of the large intestine lies outside of the body.
Enuresis (Urinary Incontinence)
Enuresis is the medical term for involuntary urination, or “wetting.”
Neurogenic bladder is a urinary tract dysfunction in which the bladder doesn’t empty, properly due to a neurological condition or spinal cord injury.
Posterior Urethral Valves
Urethral valves occur when a boy is born with extra flaps of tissue that have grown in his urethra.
Spina bifida occurs when the brain, spinal cord, or the membranes that cover them (meninges) do not completely develop.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is any damage to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma, rather than a birth defect or medical condition.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Children and Babies
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract that can cause discomfort and complications in your child.
The urodynamics study is a test used to assess how well your child's bladder and urethral sphincter are doing their jobs of collecting, holding, and releasing urine.
Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
A voiding cystourethrogram is a minimally invasive test that uses a special x-ray technology to visualize your child's urinary tract and bladder.
Voiding dysfunction means that your child is unable to completely empty her bladder.