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Epispadias: Tests and Diagnosis

What tests are used to diagnose epispadias?

The diagnosis of epispadias typically happens at birth. If the malformation is not severe, it may be diagnosed when the child (usually female) continues to have wetting after potty training. A pediatric urologist should be consulted when you or the child’s pediatrician have any concerns about the genitourinary tract appearance or function.

How do doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado make a diagnosis?

This diagnosis is made by physical examination at birth. In addition, it is usually necessary to perform an ultrasound scan of the kidneys and an x-ray of the pelvis and pelvic bones.