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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men - Forrest Health
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    Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men

    Topic Overview

    During a male genital exam for sexually transmitted infections, the doctor:

    • Looks for discharge from the penis. The doctor may put a thin swab into the urethra and take a sample of fluid and cells to test for infections such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.
    • 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 (rectum) for discharge and look at the gland that produces part of the semen (prostate) for swelling and tenderness.
    • May take a urine sample to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

    Credits

    Current as ofSeptember 11, 2018

    Author: Healthwise Staff
    Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Devika Singh, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease


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