Diagnosis of  urinary tract infections in men

Your doctor will ask about:

-Your symptoms.

-Your sexual activity.

Before thinking about a prostate problem like BPH and get an ultrasound image of your prostate, the doctor required urine tests (urine analysis and urine culture) to confirm the diagnostic of UTI.

Treatment for a UTI in men

To treat UTIs, the doctor prescripts an antibiotic based on the nature of the bacteria that caused the infection.

The patient will probably start taking the antibiotic before getting the results of his urine test.

When the results are done, your doctor may change the prescription if the test shows that the bacteria causing your UTI is resistant to this antibiotic.

In case of a lower urinary tract infection, the treatment will take a week or less; and if you have an upper-tract infection, you may need to take antibiotics for up to 2 weeks.

Some tips to prevent UTI in men

You should:

-Empty your bladder often.

-Drink a lot of water.

-Clean the area under the foreskin after showering if not circumcised.

-Clean your genital organ before and after sex; to remove bacteria.

-Clean from front to back when toileting.

-Wearing condoms during sexual relations.

-Urinate after sex, to remove any bacteria that might have been passed during intercourse.

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