Chapter 59: Assessment and Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes

Question 10 of 20
A client is being seen by an urologist for perineal pain, low back pain, fever lasting 5 days, and painful urination. The physician confirms a diagnosis of prostatitis and orders treatment. During client education, which recommendation does the nurse make?

Regularly drain the gland.
Avoid caffeine.
All options are correct.
Complete the prescribed antibiotic treatment.

All options are correct
A patient expresses concerns about future reproduction after a surgery to correct the cancer of the testes and for whom treatment has proceeded without collecting and storing sperm. Which of the following alternatives should a nurse suggest to the patient?Donor insemination or adoption
Which of the following involves implantation of interstitial radioactive seeds under anesthesia to treat prostate cancer?Brachytherapy
Which of the following is the most common type of prostate surgery?TURP
A client diagnosed with prostate cancer is to receive brachytherapy. Which of the following would the nurse include when discussing this therapy with the client?Use of radioactive seeds implanted into the prostate
After teaching a group of students about erectile dysfunction, the instructor determines that the teaching was successful when the students identify which of the following as true?Erectile dysfunction may be due to testosterone insufficiency.
The nurse is preparing a presentation for a local community group about prostate cancer and possible dietary risk factors. Which of the following would the nurse most likely include?High-fat diet
Which client would the nurse identify as being at highest risk for the development of testicular cancer?A 25-year-old male with a history of cryptorchidism
Which of the following would be most important to include in a teaching plan for a client who has had a vasectomy?Using a reliable method of contraception for several weeks
Which of the following may result if prostate cancer invades the urethra or bladder?Hematuria
Which of the following should nurses teach all men, especially those who have had cryptorchidism?How to perform a testicular self-examination
A hydrocele is suspected in a client with scrotal edema. Which assessment technique would the nurse anticipate to be done first?Transillumination of the scrotum
Which of the following instructions regarding future sexual activity should a nurse give a patient with a vasectomy?Use a reliable method of contraception until the physician ensures that sperm are no longer present
Which of the following patients is most likely to develop prostate cancer according to a nurse working at a health screening at the local mall?A 56-year-old African American man
A 48-year-old man recently diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), reports taking Serenoa repens (saw palmetto berry). The nurse needs to intervene if the physician orders which of the following treatments?Finasteride (Proscar)
The nurse is demonstrating the technique for performing a testicular self examination (TSE) to a group of men for a company health fair. One of the men asks the nurse at what age a man should begin performing TSE. What is the best answer by the nurse?“It should begin in adolescence.”
A patient is planning to use a negative-pressure (vacuum) device to maintain and sustain an erection. What should the nurse caution the patient about with the use of this device?Do not leave the constricting band in place for longer than 1 hour to avoid penile injury
The nurse is educating a patient about performing testicular self-examination (TSE). The nurse informs the patient that the best time to perform the exam is when?After a warm bath or shower
A health care provider prescribes ketoconazole (Nizoral), a second-line hormonal agent for the treatment of prostatic cancer. The nurse explained to the patient that this drug acts by:Decreasing the endocrine production of androgen.
A client with benign prostatic hyperplasia doesn’t respond to medical treatment and is admitted to the facility for prostate gland removal. Before providing preoperative and postoperative instructions to the client, the nurse asks the surgeon which prostatectomy procedure will be done. What is the most widely used procedure for prostate gland removal?Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
A client underwent a transurethral resection of the prostate gland 24 hours ago and is on continuous bladder irrigation. Which nursing intervention is appropriate?Use sterile technique when irrigating the catheter.
Which of the following is accurate regarding sildenafil (Viagra)?Its side effects include headache, flushing, and dizziness.
The nurse is preparing a discharge teaching plan for a client who has had a prostatectomy. Which of the following would be appropriate to include?Performing perineal exercises frequently throughout the day
The nurse is reviewing the medical record of a client who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The nurse notes that the Gleason score was used to grade the cancer. Which total score would the nurse interpret as indicating a highly aggressive cancer?9
A client with Stage IV prostate cancer is to receive hormone therapy. The nurse would inform the client about possible adverse effects including which of the following?Breast tenderness
After teaching a group of student about structural abnormalities of the male reproductive system, the instructor determines that the teaching was successful when the students identify which of the following as an example?Cryptorchidism
The diagnosis of prostate cancer is confirmed by which of the following?Histologic exam of tissue
A patient is having brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer and asks the nurse if he can have sexual intercourse after radiation therapy is completed. What is the best response by the nurse?“You must be sure to use a condom for 2 weeks after implantation and then it will no longer be necessary.”
A client with a history of hypertension and heart disease is being seen by the urologist because of erectile dysfunction. What would be the most likely cause of the client’s erectile dysfunction?

All options are correct.
hypertension medication

All of the options are correct
A nurse is teaching a male client to perform monthly testicular self-examinations. Which point is appropriate to make?Testicular cancer is a highly curable type of cancer.
The nurse is reviewing the history of a client with erectile dysfunction. Which of the following would the nurse least likely identify as contributing to the client’s condition?New onset of anemia being treated with iron supplements
Following a vasectomy, which is the most important instruction to provide to the client?Use another form of birth control until further notice.
A client is undergoing a diagnostic workup for suspected testicular cancer. When obtaining the client’s history, the nurse checks for known risk factors for this type of cancer. Testicular cancer has been linked to:cryptorchidism.
Nursing students are reviewing information about the male reproductive system and normal age-related changes. They demonstrate understanding of the topic when they identify which of the following as occurring?Plasma testosterone levels decrease.
Following morning hygiene of an elderly client, the nurse is unable to replace the retracted foreskin of the penis. Which is the most likely outcome?Painful swelling
Which of the following is associated with buildup of fibrous plaques in the sheath of the corpus cavernosum causing curvature of the penis when it is erect?Peyronie’s disease
A patient is suspected to have prostate cancer related to observed clinical symptoms. What definitive test can the nurse assist with to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer?Prostate biopsy
The nurse is teaching a young adult male how to perform testicular self-examination (TSE). The nurse determines that the client has understood the instructions when he states which of the following?“The best time to do it is once a month after I take my warm morning shower.”
A client comes to the Emergency Department complaining of sudden sharp testicular pain. Further examination reveals torsion of the spermatic cord. Which of the following would the nurse expect to do next?Prepare the client for surgery
The physician orders an alpha-adrenergic blocker for a client with benign prostatic hypertrophy. The nurse understands that this drug acts to achieve which of the following?Relieve urinary symptoms
Erectile dysfunction would not be characterized as the inability to:achieve an erection after sexual activity.
A patient experiences hypotension, lethargy, and muscle spasms while receiving bladder irrigations after a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). What is the first action the nurse should take?Discontinue the irrigations.
When assessing a client with benign prostatic hypertrophy, which of the following would the nurse expect the client to report as the initial complaint?Increased effort to void
Which of the following herbal remedies is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)?Saw palmetto
Which of the following patient populations have the highest risk for developing testicular cancer?Caucasian American
A patient is diagnosed with prostatitis. Which of the following is the most commonly isolated organism that will be present in this patient’s laboratory results?E. Coli