Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Tract Infections
If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), your
initial evaluation by your doctor will include a medical history and physical
exam. A medical history includes an evaluation of your current
urinary tract symptoms, history of
urinary tract infections or other urinary tract
problems, family health history, and sexual history. You and your doctor will
discuss your general health and the results of previous testing.
For women, your doctor will:
For men, your doctor will:
You have symptoms of a UTI.
Findings of the medical history and physical exam include the
A thorough medical history and physical exam can often help rule
out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a
vaginal yeast infection,
sexually transmitted infection, or
prostatitis. Provide your doctor with as accurate a
medical and sexual history as you can.
Complete the medical test information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you prepare for this test.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.