Mark White, MD
Location and Office HoursUrological Institute of Northeastern New York
Albany, NY 12208
- Blue Shield NENY
- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan
- GHI HMO
- MVP Health Plan
- Albany Medical Center
- Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus
- St Peter's Hospital
What kinds of doctors treat kidney problems in babies?
National Kidney Foundation answeredPediatric urologists are surgeons specially trained in the care of children's urinary and genital tracts. Pediatric nephrologists also care for kidney and urinary tract problems in children, but do not do surgery. Both pediatric urologists and nephrologists are familiar with the diseases of the urinary tract and know how to manage these problems after birth. In addition, these specialists may be able to provide helpful information to your obstetrician
What can cause kidney scarring?
Anthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredScarring occurs during the healing process after damage to living tissue and cells. Scars are an imperfect process for damaged tissues to heal. Scarring usually does not cause pain. It can on rare occasions lead to impaired function of an organ if the scarring is extensive.
When this occurs in the kidney, it is usually the result of an infection within the kidney tissue. Very often, this occurs from a urinary tract infection. There would rarely be any related pain or other symptoms.
Scarring may be seen on imaging of the kidney (ultrasound, CAT scan, or MRI) without the person ever knowing they have scarring.
Another much less common cause of kidney scarring is a blood clot that prevents oxygen getting to a part of the kidney. This leads to damage of the tissue and the formation of scars.
What is urethral hypermobility?
Jill Rabin, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
Urethral hypermobility refers to too much movement of the urethra, causing it to drop below the pelvic floor muscles during certain activities. This may or may not cause urine leakage.
When the support provided by the pelvic muscles is relaxed or lost, the bladder neck and urethra may shift, sag, or drop into a lower position during periods of activity, thus causing pressure on the bladder neck area. The pressure on the bladder will exceed the pressure on/in the urethra. If the bladder neck or urethra opens briefly, leakage occurs.
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