Pediatric Conditions

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Conditions Treated - Birth to Age 1

Thomas Clements is our pediatric urology specialist at Urology of Central PA and he understands that any health issue concerning your child is stressful and can be scary. Parents can rest assured that extensive experience in pediatric urology coupled with compassionate care results in optimal outcomes for children with urologic conditions.

From birth through age one, Dr. Clements has your baby's urologic health needs covered.

Following are the conditions he diagnoses and treats and procedures he performs on newborns through age one:

Common Pediatric Urology Conditions - Ages 1 through 10 Years

As your child grows and matures from infancy to childhood, there are a wide range of pediatric urologic conditions that can emerge and require treatment from a pediatric urology specialist.

From age one through the pre-teen years our pediatric specialist, Dr. Thomas Clements at Urology of Central PA has your child's urologic health needs covered.

The following are the conditions he diagnoses and treats and procedures he performs in children ages 1 through 10:

Conditions Treated - Pre-Teens and Adolescents

As kids grow older, urologic health issues that affect children's changing bodies need the specialized attention of a pediatric urologist who understands the unique needs of pre-teen and adolescent boys and girls. Dr. Thomas Clements knows that the best care is a combination of medical excellence, open and honest communication and support.

Learn more about the conditions treated in preteens and adolescents ages 10-18 years:

Glossary Terms

abdomen

Also referred to as the belly. It is the part of the body that contains all of the internal structures between the chest and the pelvis.

abnormality

A variation from a normal structure or function of the body.

antibiotic

Drug that kills bacteria or prevents them from multiplying.

bacteria

Single-celled microorganisms that can exist independently (free-living) or dependently upon another organism for life (parasite). They can cause infection and are usually treated with antibiotics.

bladder

Muscular container in which urine is temporarily stored before being discharged through the urethra.

bladder infection

Also known as cystitis. Typical symptoms include burning with urination, frequency, urgency and wetting.

calcium

A mineral that the body needs for strong bones and teeth. Calcium may form stones in the kidney.

catheter

A thin tube that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder.

CT scan

Also known as computerized axial tomography. A diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images of the body. Shows detailed images of any part of the body, including bones, muscles, fat and organs. CT scans are more detailed than general X-rays.

culture

A laboratory test in which organisms, particularly bacteria, are allowed to grow to determine the type of bacteria and their specific sensitivity to antibiotics.

cyst

An abnormal sac containing gas, fluid or a semisolid material. Cysts may form in kidneys or other parts of the body.

cystitis

Also known as bladder infection. Urinary tract infection involving the bladder, which causes inflammation of the bladder and results in pain and a burning feeling in the pelvis or urethra.

diverticulum

A pouch or sac in the lining of the mucous membrane of an organ.

estrogen

Female hormone produced by the ovaries.

gene

The basic unit capable of transmitting characteristics from one generation to the next.

gynecologist

A physician who specializes in female reproductive health.

hormone

A natural chemical produced in one part of the body and released into the blood to trigger or regulate particular functions in another part of the body.

infection

A condition resulting from the presence of bacteria or other microorganisms.

kidney

One of two bean-shaped organs that filter wastes from the blood and discharge these waste products in urine. The kidneys are located near the middle of the back. The kidneys send urine to the bladder through tubes called ureters.

kidney infection

Also called pyelonephritis. Urinary tract infection involving the kidney. Typical symptoms include abdominal or back pain, fever, malaise, nausea, vomiting.

menopause

The time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop.

nephritis

Inflammation of the kidneys.

pyelonephritis

Also referred to as kidney infection. Urinary tract infection involving the kidney. Typical symptoms include abdominal or back pain, fever, malaise, nausea, vomiting.

sperm

Also referred to as spermatozoa. Male germ cells (gametes or reproductive cells) that are produced by the testicles and that are capable of fertilizing the female partner's eggs.

stent

With regard to treating ureteral stones, a tube inserted through the urethra and bladder and into the ureter. Stents are used to aid treatment in various ways, such as preventing stone fragments from blocking the flow of urine.

sterile

Incapable of becoming pregnant or inducing pregnancy.

ultrasound

Also referred to as a sonogram. A technique that bounces harmless sound waves off organs to create an image.

ureter

One of two tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

ureters

Tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

urethra

This narrow tube carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. In men it also serves as the channel through which semen is ejaculated.

urinalysis

A test of a urine sample that can reveal many problems of the urinary system and other body systems. The sample may be observed for physical characteristics, chemistry, the presence of drugs or germs or other signs of disease.

urinary tract

The system that takes wastes from the blood and carries them out of the body in the form of urine. Passageway from the kidneys to the ureters, bladder and urethra.

urinary tract infection

Also referred to as UTI. An illness caused by harmful bacteria, viruses or yeast growing in the urinary tract.

urinate

To release urine from the bladder to the outside.

urine

Liquid waste product filtered from the blood by the kidneys, stored in the bladder and expelled from the body through the urethra.

urine culture

Laboratory test to identify the presence of bacteria in the urine.

urologist

A doctor who specializes in diseases of the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive system.

vagina

The tube in a woman's body that rests behind the urethra and connects the uterus (womb) to the outside of the body. Sexual intercourse, the outflow of blood during menstruation, and the birth of a baby all take place through the vagina.

vas deferens

Also referred to as vas. The cordlike tube that carries sperm from the testicle to the urethra.