Urinary Tract Infection

male-urinary-tract-infectionAlthough urinary tract infection in men is relatively rare, when you are under the age of 50, as men get older, the chances increase. If you think you may have a urinary tract infection, seek medical assistance immediately.

What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection, often known as a UTI, happens when bacteria spreads in your urinary tract. Most of the time, any unhealthy bacteria is eliminated when you urinate. However, if it remains, it can multiply and become an infection. A UTI can take place in your urethra, bladder, ureters, and/or kidneys.

How Do Urinary Tract Infections Occur in Men?

Urinary tract infections in adult men can be caused by a variety of conditions. These include:

  • Prostatitis,
  • Epididymitis,
  • Orchitis,
  • Pyelonephritis,
  • Cystitis,
  • Urethritis, and
  • Urinary catheters.

Because men’s bodies have a natural resistance to UTIs, it is most likely that a UTI has been caused by an anatomic abnormality.

What are the Signs & Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections in Men?

The signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections in men include:

  • Pain and/or difficult urinating is the most common symptom,
  • Increased urinary frequency,
  • Increased urinary urgency
  • Urinary dribbling, and
  • Slow stream.

What are the Treatments for Male Urinary Tract Infections?

Treatments differ based on the underlying cause of the infection. If an anatomical abnormality is the root cause of the infection, surgery may be called for. To treat the infection, antibiotics are typically given. Analgesics are also often prescribed, to help with any pain.

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