Is Tongue Tie Common in Children?

If you’re a new or expectant parent then you may have heard the term tongue tie, especially if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. What exactly is tongue tie and how likely is it that your baby will be affected?

Why Do the Testicles Not Descend?

Approximately 1 in 25 boys are born with one or both undescended testicles. What does this mean and why does it happen? Keep reading to find out the answers.

Types of Incontinence in Children

Urinary incontinence in children is very common, especially during toilet training. Most children will have the occasional accident during the day or wet the bed at night even after they’ve mastered their bladders while they’re awake. In most cases, there’s nothing to worry about. However, incontinence can sometimes be a sign of a physical issue … Read More

What Are the Most Common Surgical Procedures for Babies?

Finding out that your baby needs surgery can be worrying, but your child isn’t alone in needing some extra care in their early years. Many babies in the UK need operations to correct conditions that they were born with or to tackle issues that developed later on. If your baby is having an operation at … Read More

When Should a Circumcision Be Performed?

Circumcision is a medical procedure that can be performed at any age, when necessary. However, it is most often performed in children or teenagers. Keep reading to find out when circumcision may be recommended by your doctor.

Does an Inguinal Hernia Hurt in a Baby?

If your child has an inguinal hernia then the first questions you’ll ask will probably be whether it hurts and if there are any risks. The answer to the first question can depend on how bad the hernia is, but even if it is very mild it’s important to be aware of the answer to … Read More

Is it Unusual to Have Undescended Testes?

Although it is quite unusual to have undescended testicles, they are probably more common than you think. In most cases, the testicles will drop down by themselves, but sometimes treatment is needed to correct the problem.

Does Bedwetting Have a Mental Impact on Children?

Most children will wet the bed at some point, especially when they are just getting used to sleeping without a nappy. However, sometimes children can keep wetting the bed for longer than usual or start bedwetting again at a later age. When this happens, it can be very distressing, so it’s important to provide as … Read More

Tongue Tie in Children by Mr Bruce Okoye

Mr Bruce Okoye is a Consultant Paediatric, Adolescent and Neonatal Surgeon at St Georges Hospital, London, the Portland hospital for Women and Children, and an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He obtained his paediatric surgical training at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, Diana Princess of Wales Children’s … Read More

Bed Wetting .. Not a Dinner Time Conversation by Mr Feilim Murphy

Mr Feilim Murphy is the lead Consultant Paediatric Urologist as St George’s NHS Trust in London. After initially training in Ireland he worked in Australia in and New Zealand. He returned to Dublin to complete his training in paediatric surgical training and was awarded a fellowship in paediatric surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons … Read More