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** Urinary Tract Infection In Men **

*What is a urinary tract infection?*

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A urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by bacteria that get inside your
urinary tract. Most bacteria that enter your urinary tract are expelled
when you urinate. If the bacteria stay in your urinary tract, you may get
an infection. Your urinary tract includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder,
and urethra. Urine is made in your kidneys, and it flows from the ureters
to the bladder. Urine leaves the bladder through the urethra. A UTI is more
common in your lower urinary tract, which includes your bladder and
urethra.

Male Urinary System


*What increases my risk of a UTI?*

· *Urinary tract problems:* If you are not able to control when you
urinate, your risk for a UTI increases. Your risk also increases if you
have had a UTI or if you have had surgery on your urinary tract in the
past.


· *Blockages:* A blockage in your urinary tract stops your urine from
flowing freely. Causes of a blockage include kidney and bladder stones


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Urinary Tract Infections in Men

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** Urinary Tract Infections in Men **

*Causes of UTI*

From Jerry Kennard, former About.com Guide

Updated March 21, 2012

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Millions of men develop urinary tract infections each year. Even though
such infections in men are less common than in women, it is still important
to recognize the symptoms and get treatment quickly. Infections of the
urinary system (the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) can be very
serious -- even life-threatening.

-Function of the Urinary System-

The function of the urinary system is to rid the body of liquid waste
(about a quart and a half of urine per day), keep a healthy balance of
substances and salts in the blood, and produce a hormone that contributes
to the formation of red blood cells. The flow of urine helps prevent
infection by washing out infectious agents. The prostate gland also
produces fluids that slow bacterial growth.

-Causes of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)-

Urine is normally sterile, but under certain circumstances, bacteria (often
E-coli that live in the colon) can move into the urethra, causing an
infection called urethritis. The infection may move up the system to the
bladder (called cystitis) or to the kidneys (pyelonephritis).

· Microorganisms called chlamydia and mycoplasma can both be transmitted
sexually. When this happens, both partners have to be treated for the
infection.


· Men with abnormalities of the urinary tract, such as kidney stones or an
enlarged prostate, are more prone to urinary infection.


· Men who have a catheter or tube placed in the bladder are


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