Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by gooze, Feb 24, 2012.
just wondering what are some of the reasons you need to call urology for in the ER?
I'll admit that maybe I call them out of pure ignorance of what to do, but I do call (and get slightly aggravated) when a patient comes in with "my urology widget isn't working". If it's simply blood in the foley, or something that can be fixed with simple irrigation... then great... but above that, I have zero idea.
penis fracture. and no, they can't get mad about it because its classified as an "urgent" case
penile, scrotal, and renal trauma, urinary obstruction +/- infection, Fournier's gangrene, scrotal infection, paraphimosis, priapism, torsion...
This brother posted almost the same question in the uro subforum. There, it was inpatient or ED.
As I said there, "From the ED, it's urinary retention (not a consult, for o/p f/u), obstructive stones (again, usually for o/p f/u), and hematuria 2/instrumentation and procedures from earlier in the day."
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