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Urinary Tract Infections in MenTracto urinario en el hombre: Infecciones

Urinary Tract Infections in Men

Men can get different kinds of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Knowing which kind of infection you have may help you prevent future UTIs.

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is infection of the prostate. A urinary tract infection is a common cause of prostatitis. But it is not the only cause. You may have a frequent need to urinate, fever, or burning when you urinate. Or you may have a tender prostate, or a vague feeling of pressure. Prostatitis is treated with a range of medications, depending on the cause.

Urethritis

This is an infection of the urethra. You may have a discharge from the urethra or burning when you urinate. You may also have pain in your urethra or penis. Urethritis is treated with antibiotics.

Bacterial Cystitis

A bladder infection, or cystitis, is often linked to a blockage from an enlarged prostate. You may have an urgent or frequent need to urinate, fever, and bloody urine. Treatment includes antibiotics and medications to relax or shrink the prostate. In some cases, surgery may be needed.

Pyelonephritis

This is a kidney infection. It can be serious and damage your kidneys. In severe cases you may be hospitalized. You may have pain in the upper back and fever. Treatment includes antibiotics.

 

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2006-04-05T00:00:00-06:00

  

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