Injuries to the urinary bladder and urethra can occur due to blunt trauma or penetrating wounds, surgery, and motor vehicle accidents. Such injuries can cause leakage of urine into the abdomen, infection, abdominal pain, difficulty in passing urine, and possible bleeding. Long-term complications include difficulty in passing urine, slow passage of urine, dysfunction of involuntary control of urination, and dysfunction related to sexual performance, notably erection and ejaculation.
Most acute injuries to the urinary bladder and urethra need to be handled in surgical departments or intensive care of hospitals and may need intensive therapy like surgery, intensive care or conservative hospital management. This article deals with the long-term management of complications resulting from injury to the urinary bladder or urethra. Most such long-term complications deal with chronic infection, inflammation, reduction in the patency of the bladder or urethra, incontinence, and dysfunctional erection and ejaculation.
Chronic inflammation and infection can lead … Read More