22. During a genitourinary examination of a 30-year-old male patient, the nurse identifies a
small amount of a white, thick substance on the patients uncircumcised glans penis. The nurses next step is to
Notify his provider about a suspected STI.
Recognize this as a normal finding.
Tell the patient to avoid doing self-examinations until symptoms clear.
Avoid embarrassing questions about sexual activity.
A small amount of thick, white smegma sometimes collects under the foreskin in the uncircumcised male. Penile pain or swelling, genital lesions, and urethral discharge are signs and symptoms that may indicate
STI. All men 15 years and older need to perform a male-genital self-examination monthly. The nurse needs to assess a patients sexual history and use of safe sex habits. Sexual history reveals risks for STI and HIV.
23. In preparation for a
rectal examination of a non-ambulatory male patient, the patient is informed of the need to be placed in which position?
24. A teen patient is tearful and reports locating lumps in her breasts. Other history obtained is that
she is currently menstruating. Physical examination reveals soft and movable cysts in both breasts that
are painful to palpation. The nurse also notes that the patient’s nipples are erect, but the areolae are wrinkled. The next nursing step is which of the following?