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)
Common causes of bladder infection in men include:
- Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Kidney stones
- Abnormal narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture), which may result from urethral catheterization, surgery, disease or infection
Treatment of a bladder infection depends on the cause, but typically includes antibiotics.
May 31, 2012
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