The kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters and urethra make up the urinary tract. The primary function of the urinary tract is to regulate the water and electrolyte balance, and to excrete many different metabolic end products. Reduced performance can have a variety of effects in the body. Symptoms of the urinary tract and genital organs often interact because of their close anatomical proximity. This is why your doctor calls these problems ‘conditions of the urogenital tract’. Symptoms in this region are common and often have a psychological component. This means that mental problems are causing the kidney or bladder problems.