Smear from a man: what is it?
What is a smear in men?If you answer the question briefly, then this procedure can be called an analysis. Doctors call a urogenital smear in men detachable from the urethra, which they research, usually to diagnose an inflammatory process. For example, with urethritis of different etiology (gonorrhea, bacterial urethritis, chlamydia, trichomoniasis).
In the study of specialists separated fromurethra, as a rule, the composition and number of cellular elements always depend on the duration and severity of the inflammatory process. The very inflammatory state of the urethra (urethral mucosa) is expressed by the presence of more than four polynucleated neutrophils in the urogenital smear.
A smear from the urethra is usually produced andIt is used to detect a serious disease of urethritis, or a complex male prostatitis. If the suspected of these diseases, the doctor immediately prescribes the delivery of tests. Also, a smear in men is taken in order to clarify the disease that is transmitted sexually (identify its pathogen or its angiens)
How is a smear taken from men and is it painful?
This issue worries all guys and men,which will be the first time this procedure. As a rule, a smear in men is taken with a special probe or medical swab. It is carefully inserted by the doctor into the urethra not deeper than three centimeters. To be honest, the procedure itself is somewhat unpleasant and can be very painful. For several hours after the doctor made a fence for the smear, a man may have various painful sensations. For example, burning or some kind of discomfort in the penis (head in particular).
In some cases, before producingfence material for a smear, the doctor can advise a special massage of the prostate gland. It is carried out directly through the rectum. Sometimes it is recommended to massage the urethra, which is done with a probe.
Before you go to the procedure, you need:
1. To refuse from sexual contacts at least two days before the survey.
2. You should make hygiene of the genitals in the evening, and in the morning before the examination you do not need to wash.
3. It is recommended not to urinate for two to three hours before visiting a doctor.
About a week before the planned survey, stop using any medications.