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Paediatric Urology


Circumcision is the excision of the foreskin, the retractable fold of skin that covers the head of the penis. It is a treatment option for a tight foreskin (phimosis) where it is difficult to retract the foreskin over the head of the penis. Phimosis often causes pain...

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A hernia occurs when a portion intestine pushes through an opening or weak spot in the abdomen and groin. An inguinal hernia or femoral hernia might appear as a mass in the scrotum or higher in the groin, whilst an umbilical hernia causes a bulge around the belly...

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A Hydrocoele occurs when there is a build-up of fluid in the sac that surrounds the testicle. A small amount of fluid in this sac is normal, but the excess fluid results in a painless swelling of the scrotum. In infants, a hydrocoele usually occurs because an opening...

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Undescended Testes

Undescended testes, also known as cryptorchidism, is a common condition where one or both of a boy's testicles are not in the scrotum. During pregnancy, the testicles form inside a baby boy's abdomen and gradually move down into the scrotum before birth. Around 1 in...

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