In view of anatomical, physiological, and functional modifications, pregnancy can be responsible for many urological disorders, some of which may be life-

threatening for the mother and fetus, requiring emergency treatment. Pregnancy often makes diagnosis difficult because many investigative procedures are inadvisable in pregnant women. The therapeutic possibilities are also limited, and many drugs and certain surgical procedures are contraindicated, present a risk of inducing labor, or are harmful to the fetus. Therefore, finding a compromise between the patient's comfort and the normal development of the fetus is sometimes necessary. The risk-benefit ratio should be particularly well analyzed, which requires perfect knowledge of the particularities of urological disorders in pregnant women.

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