A to Z: Meatal Stenosisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgThe meatus is the opening in the penis where urine (pee) comes out. In meatal stenosis, the meatus is too small.lichen sclerosus, meatal stenosis, reconstructive surgery, urethra, penis, balanitis, meatus, meatal, meatul, meatull, birth defect, urinary, urethra, peeing, pee, urinary problems, urine, surgery, stenosis10/16/201204/08/201909/02/201916e87cc4-988a-4992-8986-4e43d01f784dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-meatal.html/<p>The meatus is the opening in the penis where urine (pee) comes out. In meatal stenosis (mee-AT-ul steh-NO-sis), the meatus is too small.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>When the meatus is too small, a boy may have difficulty <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">urinating</a> (peeing).</p> <p>Meatal stenosis is corrected in an outpatient procedure &mdash; called a meatotomy or meatoplasty &mdash; at the hospital. The surgery is performed by a urologist (a surgeon who specializes in the urinary system) and sometimes requires general anesthesia.</p> <p>In most cases, surgery corrects the condition and the child is able to urinate without difficulty.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Meatal stenosis usually is detected early in a boy's life and corrected through a minor outpatient procedure.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/0cbf3444-1a45-4512-9af9-bc76e5592336
Male Reproductive SystemUnderstanding the male reproductive system and what it does can help you better understand your son's reproductive health.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/7c0d5bed-bfc7-4f0e-844f-355a4a5f61b0
Ultrasound: BladderDoctors order bladder ultrasounds when there's a concern about bladder problems, such as difficulty urinating or daytime wetting.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ultrasound-bladder.html/62b31da4-cda0-493f-a393-338578c464d9