Around 6 million people around the world visit the hospital each year with urinary tract infection (UTI). Though the majority of the people suffering from UTI are females, around 20% are males. Since Urethra is very short in female, it is very common for the bacteria or fungus to reach the urinary bladder as compared to those of females causing cystitis ( infection and inflammation of the urinary bladder).
Urinary tract infection or UTI is known as infection of the urinary tract and accessory organs by different bacteria, most commonly by ischemia cold. Urinary tract infection (UTI) includes either cystitis ( infection of the urinary bladder) or pyelonephritis ( infection of the kidneys). Urinary tract infection (UTI) can be divided into lower urinary tract infection which is cystitis or upper urinary tract infection which is pyelonephritis.
Since UTI in males is not as common as in females, the signs and symptoms related to UTI in males can be quite different and confusing with other diseases. So, here we discuss signs and symptoms of UTI in men.
Dysuria with burning urination:
Dysuria is defined as pain during micturition or simply painful urination. Dysuria is the classical feature of UTI. During each micturition, you will feel pain with accompanying burning sensation.
Increased urinary frequency and urgency:
Those suffering from urinary tract infection (UTI) will always feel like the incomplete emptying of urinary bladder as well as due to irritation of the nerves supplying the urinary tracts by the infectious process, the urge to urinate significantly increases.
Pain in the flanks:
Though not always present, if you are suffering from burning and painful micturition with pain in the flanks, chances are you might be suffering from UTI. The pain due to UTI is usually dull and long lasting and occurs due to pyelonephritis. Severe sharp pain in the flanks with painful urination is usually as a sign of renal stones associated with urinary tract infection.
Cloudy or turbid appearance in the urine:
It is very common to see a cloudy or turbid appearance in urine in those suffering from UTI. Though not always present, it is due to the pus mixing with the urine. It is also seen in infections from sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea.
Pain in the suprapubic region:
Pain in the suprapubic region is seen in cystitis. The pain can be dull, long lasting, non-radiating.
Fever with chills, rigors, and malaise:
Fever is more frequently seen in upper urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis). if the infection is severe then it is also seen in lower Urinary tract infection (cystitis).