Can Men Get UTIs?

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Yes, men can get UTIs.

Women are up to 30 times more likely to get a UTI than men due to the length and placement of their urethras. However, this does not mean it is impossible for men to get UTIs. Read on to learn more about UTIs, their symptoms, causes, and treatment.

What Is a UTI?

A UTI, or urinary tract infection, is a bacterial infection that can occur anywhere in the urinary tract. The most common type of UTI is a bladder infection, which is also called cystitis. Bladder infections are usually caused by E. coli, a type of bacteria found in the intestine. Other types of UTIs include kidney infections, also called pyelonephritis, and urethritis, which is an infection of the urethra.

Causes Of a UTI

There are a number of things that can increase a man's risk for getting a UTI, including:

  • STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes

If any of the above applies to you, or if you have had a history of UTIs, be sure to talk to your doctor about how you can avoid contracting a UTI.

UTI Symptoms

While symptoms may vary for each individual, here are a few common symptoms of a UTI:

  • Frequent urination
  • Burning or discomfort while peeing
  • Cloudy urine
  • Pain in your lower stomach
  • Fever
  • Nausea

If you believe you may have a UTI, it is important to see a healthcare provider as soon as possible so that you can get the appropriate treatment. Left untreated, UTIs can lead to serious kidney infections.

Treatment in Arlington, TX

UTIs are no fun for anyone, but luckily they can be treated relatively easily in most cases. So if you think you might have a UTI, don't delay in getting it checked out by the team at Urgentology Care. Schedule your appointment with us today by calling (817) 799-7273 or contacting us online.