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Urinary Tract Infection for Men

Published at : 17-12-2019 View : 11000

  Urinary tract infection happens when harmful bacteria get into the urinary tract. Infections are caused by our bacteria ending up where they don’t belong, and the most common type is E. Coli which normally lives in the intestine.

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection for Men

  Some men don’t have any symptoms with a urinary tract infection, which usually entails inflammation of the bladder and can also involve an infection of the lower or upper urinary tract, and in more serious cases the kidneys.

  The symptoms include:

   Cloudy urine with a strong odor

   Frequent urge to urinate

   A slow urine stream or urine leakage

   Pain in the central lower part of the abdomen

   Painful urination

   A sudden need to urinate

   Blood in urine

   Inability to start urinating

 

 

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection for Men

  When bacteria enter the urinary tract and multiply, they can cause a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). To infect the urinary system, a micro-organism typically has to enter through the urethra or, rarely, through the bloodstream.

  The causes include:

  Urinary Tract Infection that is caused by bacteria - Because of E. coli bacteria or some bacteria such as gonorrhea chlamydia, mycoplasma or Candida fungus.

  Poor genital hygiene - Incorrectly cleanse your genital area can make bacteria enter and grow faster.

  Unprotected sexual activities - Unprotected sexual activities or have sex with many partners will be a very high risk of infection.

  Due to the structure of the urinary system - The female urethra is shorter than males, and the vagina near the anus is easy to cause infection to the urethra, from which invasive bacteria cause Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).

  Diabetes - Infections in patients with diabetes mellitus can easily spread and you may get urinary tract infection.

  Prostatitis - Men are suffering from prostatitis very high risk of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

Diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection for Men

  A doctor can diagnose a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) by carrying out a physical examination, taking a medical history, and laboratory tests.

  Tests and procedures used to diagnose Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) for men include:

  Physical examination

  Our doctor may perform a physical examination that includes checking the vital signs, checking the abdomen, bladder area, sides, and back for pain or swelling and examining the genitals.

  Medical history

  Our doctor may ask if the person has had other Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in the past or a family history of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

  Analyzing a urine sample

  Our doctor may ask for a urine sample for lab analysis to look for white blood cells, red blood cells or bacteria. To avoid potential contamination of the sample, you'll be instructed to first wipe your genital area with an antiseptic pad and to collect the urine midstream.

  Heng Kang Diagnostics and Medical Clinic is made convenient for patients with such conditions. The clinic is the home of highly qualified medical professionals that assure you of quality health care services. The patient-friendly staff and representatives will also provide you an excellent experience upon visiting.

 

 

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