- 590.9 Infection of kidney, unspecified
- Associated ICD-9-CM PT diagnoses/treatment diagnosis that may be directly related to urogenital (UG) disorders or consequences from bed rest, surgery, or inactivity or directly related to UG disorders specifically
- 315.4 Developmental coordination disorder
- 718.45 Contracture of joint; pelvic region and thigh
- 719.70 Difficulty in walking
- 728.2 Muscular wasting and disuse atrophy
- 728.89 Other disorders of muscle, ligament, and fascia
- 729.9 Other and unspecified disorders of soft tissue
- 780.7 Malaise and fatigue
- 781.2 Abnormality of gait
- 782.3 Edema
- 786.0 Dyspnea and respiratory abnormalities
- 786.05 Shortness of breath
- N15.9 Renal tubulointerstitial disease, unspecified
- As of January 2013, the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice does not include practice patterns for organ system pathology; therefore, the associated or secondary musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary, or potential neuromuscular patterns would be indicated.
- Swelling and Inflammation of the urethra
- Males and females frequently asymptomatic1
- Females present with symptoms of urinary tract infection: burning with urination
- Males present with a clear or purulent discharge1
- If spread to kidneys, symptoms more severe and pain is located in the low back with possible tenderness to palpation of the kidneys
- Difficulty urinating
- Painful urination
- Malodorous urine
- Pelvic pain in women
- Change in color of urine
- Positive cultures
- Most infections of the urethra are sexually transmitted
- Most common bacterial causes in males1
- N gonorrhoeae
- C trachomatis
- Coliforms in males practicing insertive anal intercourse
- May refer pain to back, pelvic region
- May result in secondary problems such as
- Reiter syndrome
- Epididymitis or Prostatitis
- Aerobic capacity and muscle endurance impairment
- Weakness/impaired muscle performance
- Neuromuscular problems
- Weight loss or weight gain indicating the need for PT intervention depending on severity
- May mimic colon cancer or tumors, irritable bowel, colitis, or gynecological problems in females such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or ectopic pregnancies
- There are specific UG pathologies that may be appropriate for PT, but PT usually does not have a role specifically in the treatment
- Women more susceptible to cystitis, secondary to the anatomical proximity of the urethra to the anus and the urethra to the bladder
- Frequently associated with sexual intercourse
- E. coli is common bacterial cause
- Women more susceptible to urethritis because of anatomical proximity of urethra to vagina and can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia
- Symptoms are frequently referred to the back and abdominal area; it may be more common than previously identified for patients to be inappropriately referred to PT
- Urethra (urethritis) main symptom
- Severe pain with or without attempts at urination in males and females, or no pain at all, especially in the elderly and children
- Burning with urination
- Discharge from the penis
- Blood in the ...
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