Tears are valuable, but when they touch the ground they are no more different than urine ― M.F. Moonzajer
image by: Kidney care & urology center
When it comes to GU issues there should be less apprehension, thanks to GTAs and MUTAs...
Mark Manning knows his body well. In fact, if you were to take your index finger (gloved, of course) and insert it into his rectum, he would be able to tell you exactly when your fingertip is pressing against his prostate, a male reproductive gland that is said to be slightly larger than an unshelled walnut. And if you were to cup your hand around one of his testes, he could guide you toward his epididymis, an elusive piece of male anatomy that he describes as feeling like “a macaroni noodle, half-cooked” in an endearing Georgia drawl.
Like most people who are well-versed in a particular…
For some lucky future doctors, training goes beyond plastic dummies. Instead, they have access to professional patients who use their anatomy to teach tough procedures.
The reporting of new scientific developments of interest to urologists and nephrologists.
About 10 percent of all injuries seen in the emergency room involve the genitourinary tract, including the kidneys, bladder, genitals, ureters and urethra.
Approximately 10% of trauma patients sustain injury to the genitourinary (GU) system. Penetrating injuries, most commonly gunshot and stab wounds, account for 15% of all GU injuries.3 Blunt trauma is the leading cause of traumatic renal injury.
Congenital anatomic anomalies of the GU tract are more common than those of any other organ system. Urinary tract anomalies predispose patients to many complications, including infection, obstruction, stasis, calculus formation, and impaired renal function. Genital anomalies may cause voiding or sexual dysfunction, impaired fertility, psychosocial difficulties, or a combination. GU anomalies frequently require surgical reconstruction.
Disorders of the genitourinary system in children are often detected by fetal ultrasound prior to birth. If not detected on fetal ultrasound, often children will develop a urinary tract infection that will prompt your child's doctor to perform special diagnostic tests that may detect an abnormality. Some diseases of the kidney do not reveal themselves until later in life or after a child has a bacterial infection or an immune disorder.
The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, and the bladder while the genital system includes the reproductive organs. While urinary tract infections are common in young children, there are other illnesses or diseases that can affect these areas of the body as well.
Your Path to Meaningful Connections in the World of Health and Medicine
Connect, Collaborate, and Engage!
Coming Soon - Stitches, the innovative chat app from the creators of HWN. Join meaningful conversations on health and medical topics. Share text, images, and videos seamlessly. Connect directly within HWN's topic pages and articles.