Renal Question #17


The nurse is caring for a male client in the minor emergency clinic with signs and symptoms indicating possible urethritis. Which findings will the nurse anticipate for the condition?


  1. Dysuria and penile discharge.
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  2. Hematuria and urgency.
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  3. Proteinuria and amber colored urine.
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  4. Painful urination and flank pain.
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Dysuria and penile discharge are the result of chlamydial infection. The discharge is usually clear to mucopurulent, and it may also be present with gonorrhea. Hematuria and urgency may be present but are not cardinal signs of urethritis. Proteinuria and amber urine suggests kidney related condition versus urethritis, and renal calculi may cause pain on urination and flank pain.

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