Management of Genitourinary Complaints

George Willis, Nadia Eltaki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Pitfalls that frequently occur in the management of genitourinary complaints and how to avoid them are discussed. Using the urinalysis to rule out renal colic often can lead to misdiagnosis. Once renal colic is diagnosed, remember medical expulsive therapy to augment treatment of these patients. Complicated urinary tract infections are not treated in the same fashion as uncomplicated urinary tract infections. All females of child-bearing age should be presumed pregnant until proven otherwise and, if pregnant, be sure to treat asymptomatic bacteriuria to prevent premature labor. Lastly, torsion is a surgical emergency and should be a consideration on the list of possible diagnoses in all males with scrotal pain and females with lower pelvic pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrgent Care Emergencies
Subtitle of host publicationAvoiding the Pitfalls and Improving the Outcomes
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780470657720
StatePublished - Nov 15 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Complicated UTI
  • Expulsive therapy
  • Herpetic whitlow
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Renal colic
  • Torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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