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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


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Can men over 50 get a UTI by having sex without it being transmitted? if so, please explain how. how?

Can men  over 50  get a UTI by having sex without it being transmitted? if so, please explain how. how?

Probably not at all: In females, UTI after sex has been confirmed being related with sex, leading to emergence of honeymoon cystitis. In males, such concern & connection have never been clinically proven and the anatomical difference as well as unidirectional transport of semen makes retrograde migration of bacteria into the bladder nearly impossible except the mucosa-affinity STD-inducing organisms - chlamydia, gono, ...Read more

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What % of men get UTI's?

What % of men get UTI's?

Varies with age: I don't know percentages, but UTIs are uncommon in men under ~40 & very rare in men your age (21), mostly due to known urinary tract problems like congenital anomalies, surgery, injury, etc. More common with rising age, due to more frequent predisposing factors like prostate enlargement and kidney stones. At age 21, UTI symptoms usually are due to STDs, especially if there is penile dishcarge ...Read more

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Do men get UTI's too? Or just in women? If so, what are the symptoms?

Do men get UTI's too? Or just in women? If so, what are the symptoms?

UTI in men: Yes, they happen, but are much more rare because of the length of the male urethra compared to females. Symptoms include urinary frequency and urgency (gotta go all the time, nothing comes out), bladder spasm, pelvic pain. More common in men are infections like STDs (chlamydia/gonorrhea) or epididymitis, an infection in the testicle. Go get this checked. Any of the above need to be treated. ...Read more

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Can drinking cranberry juice help men get rid of utis?

Can drinking cranberry juice help men get rid of utis?

Yes: Because cranberry juice causes the urine to become acidic, certain bacteria can't grow in urine that is acidic and it can help eliminate an infection. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, do men get UTI also? I am seeing blood in my urine and feeling pressure only when i go urinate. The only symptoms i had before i started seeing blood yesterday was discharge of a thick substance showing up on my underware for about a week.

Blood in urine, do men get UTI also? I am seeing blood in my urine and feeling pressure only when i go urinate. The only symptoms i had before i started seeing blood yesterday was discharge of a thick substance showing up on my underware for about a week.

Absolutely: Men can definitely get utis. Symptoms of blood in the urine also require evaluation to rule out diagnoses other than UTI including stones and tumors of the urinary tract. Start by seeing your urologist and getting a urinalysis and urine culture. And a hematuria (blood in urine) workup if blood confirmed in urine. You urologist will direct the diagnosis and treatment following these tests. ...Read more

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Can a man get a UTI from a woman during sex?If a man has the uti, can he pass it to the female during sex? I am getting conflicting answers on this.

Can a man get a UTI from a woman during sex?If a man has the uti, can he pass it to the female during sex?  I am getting conflicting answers on this.

Transmitting UTI's: During sex is really unlikely but i suppose it could happen but wouldn't be able to explain it. Men simply don't get uti's from sex due to the length of their urethra. Women get it all the time due to their short urethra. A UTI won't be transmitted from the man to the woman but a condition could be created during sex that predisposed the woman to getting a uti. ...Read more

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Can a man get a UTI from having sex with a woman on her period? Nothing else

This : This is possible. Hypothetically if there was bacteria in the blood this bacteria could have passed from your partner to your penis and into your urethra. The bacteria could have thus multiplied and caused infection. Honestly i don't know how common this is but it is possible. Remember there are much more common ways to get a uti, i.e. Handling your penis with hands that were not cleaned after having contact with feces. This could easily occur if one had a bowel movement, wiped, and then urinated without washing their hands, also if you have had a history of recurrent UTI due to an abnormal urinary tract, these are much more likely mechanisms of transmission. You will never know how you or the person in question contracted a uti. Hopefully you have seen your doctor and are under care. Best of luck. ...Read more

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