emazariegos case study 04 030115 Essay

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Module 08 Case Study: Urinary System and Electrolyte/Acid-Base/pH Balance
Each question is worth 1 point, unless otherwise noted.
I Got To Micturate: Part I—"Mini Case Studies" Questions

Case 1: Frank Johnson

1. How does the urinary system relate to sexual function in males? How does the prostate relate to the bladder infections in males?
The reproductive system in the male is closely intertwined with the urinary system, both functionally and anatomically. The male reproductive system is so closely linked with the urinary tract, that urinary health is important for optimum sexual health in the male. When the prostrate is enlarged it can cause a urinary bladder infection in males.

2. On Frank’s follow up examination, what are some
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If so, how?
The initial symptoms are urine incontinence, difficult urination, and a strong urge to pee but very little being released. Yes these symptoms can be caused from pregnancy because hormonal changes can cause blood to flow more quickly through the kidneys causing the bladder to fill much quicker.

13. What does Debbie’s test results indicate?
Because of the positive nitrite and small amount of leukocytes I would say that could indicate a urinary tract infection.

14. What symptoms were concerning that Debbie developed after her initial doctor’s visit?
Debbie’s fever, the chills and the nausea are all very concerning symptoms. |

15. What do these new symptoms possible indicate with Debbie?
The lower back pain could indicate a possible kidney infection, which is why I believe the doctor, told her to rush to the hospital.

16. Why could this be a possible medical emergency for Debbie?
A kidney infection if not treated quickly and properly can permanently damage your kidneys or the bacteria can spread to your bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection.

17. How is this condition treated during pregnancy?
Although it is preferred that pregnant women do not take medications because of the affects it could have on the baby, there are a number of antibiotics that are effective in treating kidney and urinary tract infections that are known to be safe for both mother and baby. Such antibiotics are cephalexin, ampicillin, and

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