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Doctor insights on: What Is A Urinary Tract Infection In Men

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is a urinary tract infection more common in men or women?

Is a urinary tract infection more common in men or women?

Much more in woman: Urinary infections are rare im men until they reach the prostate enlargement age group, usually >>50-years. More cmmon in uncircumcised baby boys < 1-year-of-age than baby girls or circumcised boys. Urinary infections become common in women when they become sexually active, and again around menopause (age 45 -55 years) when they stop procing estrogens. ...Read more

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What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

Varies by person,: Site of infection and type of infection. General symptoms are burning on urination, foul smelling urine, fever, excessive desire to urinate, abdominal pain etc. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of a male urinary tract infection?

Frequency & pain: Frequent & burning pain upon urination, foul smelling &/or blood in urine. Pelvic pain. Fever &/or back pain if infection reaches the kidneys. Urine should be checked for any or all of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the urinary tract infection in men symptoms?

See below: Burning pain on urination, fever, foul smelling urine, rectal pain, cloudy urine. For more information see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more

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What is the cause of frequent urination besides having a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

What is the cause of frequent urination besides having a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Polyuria. Causes:: Partial list: overactive bladder, consuming large fluid volumes, diabetes mellitus or insipidus, bladder stones, interstitial cystitis, bladder or urethral diverticulum, bladder polyp or tumor, pregnancy, enlarged prostate, inflammed bowel or appendix pressing on bladder, anxiety, chronic kidney disease preventing water reabsorbtion after initial blood filttration, medication, esp. Diuretics. ...Read more

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Is urinary dribbling related to or the result of a yeast infection?

Is urinary dribbling related to or the result of a yeast infection?

Here are some ...: Here is the first thing anyone can do - leaning forward to pee, and gently soaking the genital area with soft tissue after each peeing - which will help keep there area dry and clean so leading to less yeast infection. Besides, see urologist to check out if some vaginal tissue may deflect urine flow causing urine running into vagina for postvoid dribbling as needed. ...Read more

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What's a urinary tract infection in a baby caused by?

What's a urinary tract infection in a baby caused by?

Bacteria from feces: Stool in the diaper gets to or very close to the the urethral opening. Bacteria can then work their way up to the bladder and cause a uti. Baby's thigh movements can cause bacteria or microscopic amounts to soft stool to work their way up to the bladder. Spending some time in a soapy bath, with genitalia submerged can lead to irritation of the urinary opening and facililitation for bacterial entry. ...Read more

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How serious is a urinary tract infection?

How serious is a urinary tract infection?

It depends: Most infections are simple bladder infections, although sexually transmitted diseases (which can sometimes cause sterility or serious or overwhelming infection) can have similar symptoms. It is important to make sure that a urinary tract infection is not involving the kidneys, or leading to infection in the blood. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

Urgency, Pain: Urinary tract infections are infections of the urinary system. It is usually from a bacteria that is typically associated with the digestive tract. Typically it causes , pain, frequency of urination, urgency, hesitancy, blood in the urine. It can be a severe problem in older people and is a major cause of illness for them. ...Read more

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What is a urinary infection?

What is a urinary infection?

Bugs in urine: Urine is sterile before voiding. If there are any organisms like bacteria it is infected urine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a urinary track infection in a boy?

UTI: Urinary tract infections are rare in uncircumcised boys, and very rare in circumcised boys. When they do occur, the boy is usually very young (days to weeks) and has something underlying in the urinary tract that predisposes to infection. The vast majority of boys i've seen complaining of pain with urination did not have a urinary tract infection, they had manual irritation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a urinary tract infection from having sex?

Is it possible to develop a urinary tract infection from having sex?

UTI: This is the most common mechanism of inoculation of bacteria into the bladder in sexually active women. It would be quite uncommon in males (aside from stds). ...Read more

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Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

Why does a urinary tract infection cause blood in urine?

Inflammation. : Bacterial infections can cause inflammation/irritation of the lining of your urinary tract leading to traces of blood making its way in your urine. Also explains why sometimes with a bad cold we sometimes see streaks of blood in mucous and phlegm. Bacteria similarly cause irritation of the respiratory tract lining. ...Read more

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What is the cause of urinary tract infection?

Many reasons: it is a very broad question. Girls before puberty suffer from it, young adult women suffer from it ( honeymoon cystitis), older women suffer from it ( post menopausal). Men suffer from it especially with stones, bladder tumors.These are just a few examples. Hence if the urinary infection is recurrent, it must be investigated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection in men?

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection in men?

UTI: Pain or discomfort while urinating or foul odor can be signs of a uti. Your doctor can do a urinalysis and/or culture to assess for white cells and bacteria that might indicate an infection. Subsequently, if there, your doctor would then place you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more