Our reconstructive urologists are experts in treating the urinary tract and its organs — kidneys, bladder, urethra, ureters, external genitalia, testis — after traumatic injury.
Traumatic events that can damage reproductive organs and/or the urinary system include:
- Sports related accident
- High speed auto accident
- Blunt force trauma
- Penetrating injuries, such as a gunshot wound
- Forceful blow to the abdomen when the bladder is full
- Forceful blow to the testis
Patients who suffer a traumatic event, such as a car accident, often have more than one injury. Our team coordinates care with other specialists — orthopedic specialists, trauma, critical care — to ensure that any life-threatening injuries are treated first.
Common symptoms of genitourinary injury include:
- Difficult or painful urination
- Bloody discharge
- Pelvic pain
- Lower rib fractures
- Severe bleeding
- Loss of fluids