Symptoms Of Urinary Tract Infection In Men
The symptoms of urinary tract infection in men are similar to the symptoms experienced by women. While women are far more likely to get urinary tract infection, men can get urinary tract infection, too. Usually, when a man gets an infection, it is severe and can put him at risk for complications.
Common symptoms of urinary tract infection in men include a burning sensation when urinating. A man with urinary tract infection may feel as he has to pee frequently but will produce only a small amount of urine each time. His urine may be an odd color, either slightly milky or it may be pink from the presence of blood. Urine may also have a strong scent. While women commonly feel pain in the pelvic area, men who have urinary tract infection may feel pain and pressure in their rectum.
If the infection moves from the urethra to the bladder or kidneys, the symptoms become more severe. If the infection is in the bladder, bloody urine is more likely to be present. A man may also feel pain in his abdomen or pelvis. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection in the kidneys include a general feeling of malaise, nausea and vomiting and back pain in the lower back. It is not unusual for a man to develop a fever if the infection is in his kidneys.
A man with symptoms of urinary tract infection should see his doctor. The doctor will collect a urine sample and test it for bacteria. The infection can be treated with antibiotics. More severe infections may require hospitalization and treatment with antibiotics delivered through an IV.