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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.

Horseshoe Kidney

Horseshoe kidney occurs in about one in 500 children. It occurs during fetal development as the kidneys move into their normal position in the flank area (area around the side, just above the waist).

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)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is inflammation of part of the system that takes urine out of the body. Learn more about this condition.

Vesicoureteral Reflux

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