Examination Techniques
Item 41. G-U System

The Examiner should observe for discharge, inflammation, skin lesions, scars, strictures, tumors, and secondary sexual characteristics. Palpation for masses and areas of tenderness should be performed. The pelvic examination is performed only at the applicant's option or if indicated by specific history or physical findings. If a pelvic examination is performed, the results are to be recorded in Item 60 of FAA Form 8500-8. Disorders such as sterility and menstrual irregularity are not usually of importance in qualification for medical certification.

Specialty evaluations may be indicated by history or by physical findings on the routine examination. A personal history of urinary symptoms is important; such as:
  • Pain or burning upon urination
  • Dribbling or Incontinence
  • Polyuria, frequency, or nocturia
  • Hematuria, pyuria, or glycosuria
Special procedures for evaluation of the G-U system should best be left to the discretion of an urologist, nephrologist, or gynecologist.