MALE - GENITAL SYMPTOMS
Symptoms from the genitals and organs that form the urinary tract are generally more annoying than life threatening. One exception to this is infections that involve 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.
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. Problems with pregnancy can be treated with various forms of artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization. Erectile dysfunction in men has numerous causes. Some of these can be treated with drugs such as Viagra or Cialis.
Loss of interest in sex can be psychological or physical. It is almost always associated with depression and frequently with hormonal imbalance. Hormone replacement and antidepressants have been used to treat menopausal symptoms. Some of these drugs include Wellbutrin, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.
Hormone replacement has been linked with various forms of uterine or cervical cancer. Abnormalities of some hormones in the genital region can lead to hair loss or excessive hair and acne
Uterine problems in women and prostate problems in men can produce back pain. Severe back and flank pain may also come from kidney stones and infections of the kidney and urinary tract. Ovarian failure and menopause have both been linked to osteoporosis. These can lead to compression fractures of the spine and back pain.
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