Urological issues in pregnancy: A review for urologists


  • Joshua White Department of Urology, Dalhousie University
  • Jesse Ory Dalhousie University , Department of Urology
  • Andrea G. Lantz Powers Dalhousie University, Department of Urology
  • Michael Ordon Division of Urology, University of Toronto
  • Jamie Kroft Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto
  • Ashley Cox Dalhousie University, Department of Urology




Pregnancy, Physiology, Urolithiasis, Urinary tract infections, Antibiotics in pregnancy, Radiation in pregnancy, Placenta percreta


Urological issues in the pregnant patient present a unique clinical dilemma. These patients may be challenging to treat due to risks associated with medications and surgical procedures. This review aims to provide an update on the physiological changes and surgical risks in pregnancy. In addition, we review the approach for management of urolithiasis and urinary tract infections in pregnancy. Lastly, we highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to placenta percreta, a condition not commonly addressed in urological education.


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White, J., Ory, J., Lantz Powers, A. G., Ordon, M., Kroft, J., & Cox, A. (2020). Urological issues in pregnancy: A review for urologists. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 14(10), 352–7. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.6526