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Diagnostic Tests for Genital rash

Diagnostic Test list for Genital rash:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Genital rash includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Examine genital areas and note the features of the rash, redness, discharge, lesions or warts
    • Examine other areas of skin that may be affected by a rash - e.g. webs of fingers in scabies infection; most men that have tinea cruris ("Jock itch") also have tinea pedis ("Athletes foot").
    • Vaginal speculum examination to observe any discharge and lesions within the vagina and to allow swabs to be taken
  • Swab and microscopy of discharge, if present
  • Swab and culture the base of any lesions - to diagnose genital herpes.
  • Skin scraping and microscopy - if suspect genital fungal infection (e.g. tinea cruris) or scabies infection.
  • Skin biopsy - may be indicated to diagnose dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus or vulval cancer.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Blood sugar
    • Immunoglobulins
    • HIV serology (if appropriate)
    • Herpes serology may be indicated to distinguish between HSV1 and HSV2
    • Syphilis serology, if indicated

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Genital rash causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Genital rash:

The following list of conditions have 'Genital rash' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Genital rash:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Genital rash' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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