If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. Accurately identify the most likely etiology when patients present with a chief complaint of dysuria or vaginal discharge, through history, diagnostic tests, and patient findings on examination to enable the pharmacist to appropriately recommend effective self-treatment or refer the patient to an appropriate provider. Use knowledge of the pathophysiology, etiology, and common presentation of dysuria and vaginal discharge to review prescription orders for appropriateness and to accurately educate patients about their disease and its treatment. Use knowledge of the pathophysiology, etiology, and common presentation of dysuria or vaginal discharge to accurately interpret the diagnostic process to enable the pharmacist to advise providers regarding the most appropriate prescription therapy. Dysuria painful urination and vaginal or urethral discharge are the most common complaints. There are three major causes of dysuria: vaginitis, sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and urinary tract infections UTIs.
If you experience discomfort in your genital area or when you urinate, you may have an infection. Two types of infections that commonly affect these areas are urinary tract infections UTIs and yeast infections. These types of infections commonly occur in women, but men can get them too. While both are distinct conditions, some of their symptoms, causes, and prevention methods are similar. Both should be seen by a doctor for treatment, and both are curable.
NCBI Bookshelf. Boston: Butterworths; Vaginal discharge may be a subjective complaint or an objective finding. Patients may complain of excessive secretions, abnormally colored or textured secretions, or malodorous secretions.