Dysuria

Last updated: Tuesday, 30, November, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Approach depends on the presence or absence of urethral discharge.

If urethral discharge is present - genital swab (urethral, cervical); see Urethritis.

If there is no urethral discharge, the urine should be inspected for turbidity and urinalysis performed. If the urine is not turbid and urinalysis (nitrite and leucocyte esterase) is negative, urinary tract infection is unlikely.

See CystitisUrinary tract infection.