Symptoms from the genitals and organs that form the urinary tract are
generally more annoying than life threatening. One exception to this is
an infection that involves the kidneys. These can lead to generalized
infection or sepsis. Infections that involve the fallopian tubes can also
lead to intra-abdominal abscesses.
The structures involved with the urinary tract, both directly and indirectly,
include the kidney, the adrenal gland, the ureters, the urinary bladder
and the urethra. Some of these organs also participate in sexual or reproductive
function. The vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries are utilized
for pregnancy and birth. The penis, scrotum, testicles, prostate and other
glands, are used for reproductive purposes.
Painful urination, blood in the urine, difficulty urinating and the inability
to urinate are a few of the symptoms that may occur. Sexual dysfunction
in men can lead to the inability to have an erection. Medical conditions
can prevent the ejaculation of semen and block the passages in the women
for the egg to pass from the ovary to the uterus. Severe back and flank
pain can come from kidney stones and infections of the kidney and urinary
tract. Loss of interest in sex can be psychological or physical.
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