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What could cause a urinary tract infection in men?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Several things

The most common is incomplete emptying of the bladder because of an enlarged prostate.

In brief: Several things

The most common is incomplete emptying of the bladder because of an enlarged prostate.
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Another reason that always has to be remembered are sexually transmitted diseases such as gonnorhea
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Poor hygiene in uncircumsized men may also be a risk. Recommendation: retract the foreskin with daily cleaning.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bacteria in urethra

Most utis are result of bacteria enering the urethra and working their way up to the prostae & bladder.
Anthing causing urinary stasis or obstruction, like man enlarged prostae or urthral stricture will promote a uti. Chlamydia and mycoplasma can be sexually transmitted and cause utis. Uncircumcised, particulary men with poor hygiene, are more likely to get utis than those circumcised circumcised.

In brief: Bacteria in urethra

Most utis are result of bacteria enering the urethra and working their way up to the prostae & bladder.
Anthing causing urinary stasis or obstruction, like man enlarged prostae or urthral stricture will promote a uti. Chlamydia and mycoplasma can be sexually transmitted and cause utis. Uncircumcised, particulary men with poor hygiene, are more likely to get utis than those circumcised circumcised.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal in men...

Though urinary tract infections commonly occur in women; since the urethra in men is longer and farther from the anus, uti's in men aren't common.
However, uti's in men all require a work-up to find the underlying cause so it can be addressed: 1.Sexually transmitted infection, 2.Anatomical/physiologic cause (bacteria backwashes), or 3.Obstruction causing urine retention( e.g. Enlarged prostate).

In brief: Not normal in men...

Though urinary tract infections commonly occur in women; since the urethra in men is longer and farther from the anus, uti's in men aren't common.
However, uti's in men all require a work-up to find the underlying cause so it can be addressed: 1.Sexually transmitted infection, 2.Anatomical/physiologic cause (bacteria backwashes), or 3.Obstruction causing urine retention( e.g. Enlarged prostate).
Dr. John Leander Po
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

There are multiple causes for a UTI in men depending on the age group.
In younger men, it is usually from sexual activity or scarring in the urethra (stricture). In older men, it is usually from an enlarged prostate, urinary retention, bladder stones, or strictures.

In brief: Variable

There are multiple causes for a UTI in men depending on the age group.
In younger men, it is usually from sexual activity or scarring in the urethra (stricture). In older men, it is usually from an enlarged prostate, urinary retention, bladder stones, or strictures.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Urinary stasis

Inadequate urine drainage favors urinary tract infection.
Congenital abnormalities in urinary tract (upj obstruction, posterior urethral valve, vesicoutereal reflux), kidney stone, and enlarged prostate are examples.

In brief: Urinary stasis

Inadequate urine drainage favors urinary tract infection.
Congenital abnormalities in urinary tract (upj obstruction, posterior urethral valve, vesicoutereal reflux), kidney stone, and enlarged prostate are examples.
Dr. Jay Park
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