Medical Surgical UTI & Pyelonephritis #14

Question

The nurse provides care for a male client in the urgent care clinic with manifestations indicating possible urethritis. Which findings will the nurse anticipate for the condition?

Answers

  1. Hematuria and urgency.
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because hematuria and urgency may be present but are not cardinal signs of urethritis. Clinical manifestations of urethritis may include dysuria (i.e., painful urination) and penile discharge.

  2. Dysuria and penile discharge.
    • Rationale:

      This answer is correct because dysuria and penile discharge are the result of chlamydial infection, which can cause urethritis. Clinical manifestations of urethritis may include dysuria (i.e., painful urination) and penile discharge.

  3. Painful urination and flank pain.
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because renal calculi may cause pain on urination and flank pain. Clinical manifestations of urethritis may include dysuria (i.e., painful urination) and penile discharge.

  4. Proteinuria and amber colored urine.
    • Rationale:

      This answer is not correct because proteinuria and amber urine suggests a kidney-related condition versus urethritis. Clinical manifestations of urethritis may include dysuria (i.e., painful urination) and penile discharge.

Overview

Urethritis is the medical term that means inflammation of the urethra. The urethra is the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside of the body.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The urethra is the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside of the body. Urethritis can have a number of causes, including irritation and sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia. Urethritis is closely associated with bacterial infection of the bladder (i.e., cystitis). Clinical manifestations may include dysuria (i.e., painful urination) and penile discharge.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the clinical manifestations associated with an inflammation of the urethra to answer this question correctly.

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