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Approach to infectious causes of dysuria in the adult man

Authors
Heidi Swygard, MD, MPH
Myron S Cohen, MD
Arlene C Seña, MD, MPH
Section Editor
Noreen A Hynes, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Deputy Editor
Allyson Bloom, MD

INTRODUCTION

Dysuria is a common complaint in men and a presenting symptom of various conditions. Most frequently, the presence of dysuria reflects a urogenital infection such as urethritis, prostatitis, epididymitis, or urinary tract infection. The approach to the workup and treatment of dysuria depends on other features of the patient history and certain clinical findings that may suggest one etiology over another.

The initial evaluation of the man who presents with dysuria, with a focus on infectious etiologies, is discussed here. Details of the infectious conditions that are associated with this symptom are discussed elsewhere:

(See "Urethritis in adult men".)

(See "Acute bacterial prostatitis".)

(See "Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome".)

        

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Literature review current through: Nov 2016. | This topic last updated: Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 GMT+00:00 2016.
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