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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Undescended Testis

Cryptorchidism (or undescended testes) is a condition seen in newborns when one or both of the male testes have not passed down into the scrotal sac.

Ureterocele

A ureterocele is a birth defect that affects the kidney, ureter, and bladder.

Urinary Incontinence or Enuresis

Urinary incontinence (enuresis) is the medical term for bedwetting. Incontinence is accidental or intentional urination in children who are at an age where they should be able to have control of their bladders. Learn more about this condition.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infections describe a health problem that results from a bacterial infection along the urinary tract.

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) occurs when urine in the bladder flows back into the ureters and kidneys.

Differences in Sex Development

When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia.

Ectopic Ureter

When one of the ureters does not connect properly to the bladder and drains somewhere outside the bladder, this condition is called an ectopic ureter.

Differences in Sex Development

When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia.