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Genitourinary Injury Overview

What is a genitourinary injury?
A person with a genitourinary injury has an injury to organs that are involved in reproduction and urination. Organs include the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. In males, the injury may involve the testicles or penis. In females, the injury may involve the ovaries, uterus, vagina or vulva.

What are the symptoms of a genitourinary injury?
Symptoms of a genitourinary injury depend on the underlying injury. Symptoms of a genitourinary injury include pelvic bruising, pelvic pain, lower abdominal pain, back pain, flank pain, red or pink urine, bleeding from the tip of the penis, difficulty urinating, pain during urination, and urinary incontinence.

How does the doctor treat a genitourinary injury?
Treatment for a genitourinary injury depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include hydration, pain medications, and oral antibiotics. Some injuries may require surgery or cystoscopy.

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Last Updated: Aug 26, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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