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    Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men Topics

    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 (prostatecamera.gif) for swelling and tenderness.
    • May take a urine sample to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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