Urethritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 18, 2020
  • Author: Dustin L Whitaker, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered in the differential diagnosis include the following:

  • Trichomonal vaginitis
  • Candidal vaginitis
  • Alcohol ingestion
  • Contact dermatitis secondary to spermicides, soaps, perfumes, etc
  • Guilt over sexual behavior likely to be perceived as deviant
  • Guilt over infidelity
  • Dried semen mistaken for discharge
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Foreign body
  • Fungal infections of the genitourinary tract

Differential Diagnoses