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Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. It will include a pelvic exam. Urethritis is usually diagnosed from its symptoms. Tests to confirm the diagnosis and identify the organism causing the condition may include:
Urethral swab for microscopic study or culture
Blood and urine tests
Specific tests for
chlamydia, or other STDs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010.
Diseases characterized by urethritis and cervicitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL) Updated August 18, 2014. Accessed September 30, 2014.
Diseases characterized by urethritis and cervicitis.
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