What are the symptoms of bladder infection in men?

Answers from Erik P. Castle, M.D.

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