Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Tract Infections
If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), your initial evaluation by your doctor will include a medical history and physical exam. A medical history includes an evaluation of your current urinary tract symptoms, history of urinary tract infections or other urinary tract problems, family health history, and sexual history. You and your doctor will discuss your general health and the results of previous testing.
For women, your doctor will:
For men, your doctor will:
Why It Is Done
You have symptoms of a UTI.
Findings of the medical history and physical exam include the following:
What To Think About
A thorough medical history and physical exam can often help rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a vaginal yeast infection, sexually transmitted infection, or prostatitis. Provide your doctor with as accurate a medical and sexual history as you can.
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