Quantcast Procedures for Physical Assessment of the Genitourinary System - The Genitourinary System I

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
(e) Venereal history (also affects the reproductive system).
(f)
Dysuria (difficulty or pain in urination).
(2)
Reproductive system. Obtain information about the following:
(a) Menstrual history of a female should include information about her
last menstrual period (LMP) and post-menstrual pain (PMP). Ask the number of times
she has been pregnant (gravida), the number of pregnancies carried past 20 weeks
(para), and the number of abortions (AB).
(b) Fertility (asked of both men and women).
(c)  Potency and libido. Questions about potency and libido are usually
asked in very extensive histories. DO NOT question a patient about these areas in a
routine physical examination.
2-3.
PROCEDURES FOR PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE GENITOURINARY
SYSTEM
The physical assessments of the genitourinary system for the male and female
have similarities and differences. Procedures for assessment of the rectal areas are the
same for each gender.
a. Male Genitalia Inspection. Examine as follows:
(1)  Examine the foreskin by retraction. Check for phimosis (constriction of
the preputial orifice so that the prepuce cannot be retracted over the glans).
(2)
Look for lesions, chancres (primarily sores associated with syphilis).
(3)
Examine the glans for ulcers, scars, and inflammation.
(4)  Check the location of the urethra. A congenital defect that appears in
the male is hypospadias in which the urethra opens on the undersurface of the penis.
Epispadias is a congenital defect that can occur in males and females. In the male, the
urethra opens on the dorsal side of the penis; in the female, there is a fissure in the
upper wall of the urethra.
(5)
Check for discharge from the meatus.
(6)
Examine the skin around the base of the penis for inflammation, nits, or
lice.
(7)
Check the scrotum for swelling and inflammation.
MD0579
2-3



Medical News
SLNB doesn't up survival in melanoma arising in head, neck
(HealthDay)—For patients with melanoma arising in head and neck subsites...
medicalxpress.com
Evidence plays limited role in OTC decision making
(HealthDay)—For pharmacy graduates and tutors, evidence seems to play a...
medicalxpress.com
Shared medical appointments beneficial in geriatric care
(HealthDay)—For older patients, a shared medical appointment (SMA) program facilitates...
medicalxpress.com
Synovitis Is Precursor of Radiographic Knee OA
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds inflammation plays early role in...
medpagetoday.com
Side Effects Strike Third of Arthritic Kids on Biologics
(MedPage Today) -- Anti-TNF agents a concern in juvenile idiopathic...
medpagetoday.com
Restrictions lifted at British bird flu farm
Britain on Sunday lifted all restrictions at a duck farm...
medicalxpress.com
Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola
The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die,...
medicalxpress.com
Training Location Key to Medicare Billing Practices (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- As the resident is trained, so the...
medpagetoday.com
First successful vaccination against 'mad cow'-like wasting disease in deer
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that...
medicalxpress.com
The Slippery Slope: A Bittersweet Diabetes Economy
(MedPage Today) -- From 2004 to 2013, none of the...
medpagetoday.com
Certolizumab Improves Productivity in RAPID-PsA Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Patients reported an increased quality of life...
medpagetoday.com
PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include the Darwin awards...
medpagetoday.com
Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000
The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more...
medicalxpress.com
D.C. Week: New SG Confirmed, Demand Heavy for Exchange Plans
(MedPage Today) -- Lame duck Senate approves Vivek Murthy as...
medpagetoday.com
New Dominican law OKs abortion if life at risk
The Dominican Republic on Friday approved a law that for...
medicalxpress.com
Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears
Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as...
medicalxpress.com
FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine...
medicalxpress.com
Concerns raised about variable performance of some UK personal use breathalyzers
The ability of some breathalyzers widely sold to the UK...
medicalxpress.com
A winter break for Scope
Happy Holidays from all of us at Scope! We’re taking...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Doc Groups Pan Meaningful Use Penalties
(MedPage Today) -- The program's "pass-fail" system is rigid and...
medpagetoday.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +