Sexually Transmitted Infections: How a Male Genital Exam Is Done
During this exam for sexually transmitted infections, the doctor:
- Looks for discharge from your 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 your testicles for swelling and tenderness.
- May look at the end of your large intestine (rectum) for discharge. The doctor may also check your prostate for swelling and tenderness.
- May use a small scope to look at the walls of your rectum for discharge and inflammation.
- May take a urine sample to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Current as of:
March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Devika Singh MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
Current as of: March 1, 2023