Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men
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 semen (prostate) for swelling and tenderness.
- May take a urine sample to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease|
|Last Revised||December 15, 2010|