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By Katharine Paljug @kpaljug
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October 30, 2017

Urinary infection in men

Urinary tract infection in men is more common after age 50, when changes in the prostate can narrow the urethra and slow the flow of urine. Urinary tract infections in men younger than 50 and often indicate an underlying abnormality, such as a narrow urethra, enlarged prostate, kidney stone, or inflammatory bowel disease. In some cases, urinary tract infections in men (and women) are caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia. Men are also prone to UTIs caused by prolonged catheter use in hospitals.

Sometimes, men who believe they have a urinary tract infection have bacterial prostatitis, a condition that causes recurring prostate infections. Symptoms of prostatitis include:

  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Pain with urination, bowel movements, or ejaculation
  • Pain in the lower back or around the groin
  • Foul-smelling urine

It is often difficult for men to tell the difference between prostatitis and a UTI, so you should visit your doctor for a correct diagnosis.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 25, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Christopher Nystuen, MD, MBA