Overview of Urological Emergencies

Some urological conditions have serious or life-threatening consequences and require immediate medical attention. These medical emergencies include the following:

While these conditions are unrelated and have different symptoms, they all require urgent care. In some cases, delaying treatment may result in surgical removal of testicles (orchiectomy) or other tissue, permanent inability to achieve an erection (impotence), or death.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 10 Jun 1998

Last Modified: 07 Jun 2011