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Bladder infection in men

Although bladder infections are more common in women, men can get them, too. Signs and symptoms of bladder infection in men include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Strong, persistent urge to urinate (urgency)
  • Burning or tingling sensation during or just after urination (dysuria)
  • Low-grade fever
  • Cloudy urine with a strong odor
  • Blood in urine (hematuria)
  • Trouble urinating, especially if you have a problem with your prostate

Conditions that may be linked to an increased risk of bladder infection in men include:

  • An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
  • Kidney stones
  • Abnormal narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture)
  • Having a recent urinary tract procedure involving instrumentation, such as insertion of a tube to drain your bladder (catheterization) or a small camera to examine your bladder and urethra (cystoscopy)

Treatment of a bladder infection depends on the cause, but typically includes antibiotics.

Last updated: May 14th, 2015

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