Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men
During a male genital exam for Reference sexually transmitted infections Opens New Window, the doctor:
- Looks for discharge from the penis. The doctor may put a thin swab into the Reference urethra Opens New Window and take a sample of fluid and cells to test for infections such as Reference chlamydia Opens New Window or Reference gonorrhea Opens New Window.
- Checks the testicles for swelling and tenderness.
- May use a small scope to look at the walls of the rectum for discharge and inflammation.
- May look at the end of the large intestine (Reference rectum Opens New Window) for discharge and look at the gland that produces part of semen (Reference prostate Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window) for swelling and tenderness.
- May take a urine sample to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 15, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease