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    Can men get urinary tract infections?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can a male have a "UTI', and what would those symptoms be?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it is possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

it is possible. In men, diabetes and other conditions increase the risk for UTI (renal stones, etc). Lower UTI usually present with frequency, urgency, perhaps lower abdominal pain and perhaps a burning sensation when passing urine.
Upper UTI presents with fever and flank pain. Sometimes fever with rigor are the only symptoms.

In both cases a urinalysis would be abnormal.

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