Diagnostic Tests for Genital sores
Diagnostic Test list for Genital sores:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Genital sores
- Physical examination
- Examine genital area and note the features of the sores - e.g. ulcer, lump or warts.
- Note any associated redness, discharge or rash
- Examine other areas of skin that may be affected - e.g. webs of fingers in scabies infection.
- Vaginal speculum examination (if not too painful) to observe any discharge and lesions within the vagina and to allow swabs to be taken
- Feel the groin lymph nodes for enlargement
- Swab and microscopy of discharge, if present
- Swab and culture the base of any lesions - to diagnose genital herpes, syphilitic ulcer, Chancroid (Haemphilus ducreyi).
- Skin scraping and microscopy - if suspect scabies infection.
- Skin biopsy - may be indicated.
- Blood tests
- HIV serology (if appropriate)
- Herpes serology may be indicated to distinguish between HSV1 and HSV2
- Syphilis serology, if indicated. Serological tests only become positive six weeks after the primary infection
- Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) serological test
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Genital sores causes:
- Home STD Testing
- Sexuality & Libido: Home Testing:
- Liver Health & Hepatitis: Home Testing
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Genital sores:
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have 'Genital sores' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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