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Urinary Tract Injuries

Infections :: Urethral diverticulum :: Pelvic prolapse :: Urinary tract injuries
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Several muscles, organs, and nerves are involved in collecting, storing, and releasing urine. The kidneys form urine by filtering wastes and extra water from the bloodstream. The ureters are tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to empty it. The bladder opens into the urethra, the tube that allows urine to pass outside the body.

Problems in the urinary system can be caused by aging, illness, or injury. Injury to the urinary tract can occur from blunt force such as with a motor vehicle accident or sports injury. Injury can also be caused by penetrating force such as with gunshot wounds or as a complication of surgery.

Diagnosing urinary tract injuries promptly is essential to develop a treatment plan for correcting the injury and preventing permanent damage to the urinary system. Complications of injury can include bleeding, leakage of urine into surrounding tissues, infection, and ultimately renal failure if untreated.

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