Conditions we treat

Want to know more about the conditions we treat at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)? Just search below:

Cleft palate

A cleft is a hole or gap affecting the tissues in the palate (roof of the mouth). This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the symptoms, causes and treatment of cleft palate and where to get help.

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Kidney stones

Kidney (or renal) stones are clusters of tiny crystals that can form in the kidneys. Most clusters are too small to cause any problems and pass out of the body in the urine.

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Urinary retention

Urinary retention happens when someone can’t completely empty their bladder. Instead of all the urine (wee) being passed out through the urethra, some remains in the bladder. Here we explain the causes and symptoms, the treatment available and where to ge

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Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the uncontrolled leakage of urine from the bladder. The amount of urine leakage varies from child to child, as does the time of day when it occurs. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes

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Urethral stricture

Urethral stricture is a narrowing of part, or all of, the urethra (the tube that carries urine outside the body from the bladder). Depending on the location and length of the stricture, it can affect a child’s ability to pass urine, either reducing the ra

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