Urinary Tract Infections In Men

Diagnosis of  urinary tract infections in men

Your doctor will ask the patient about the symptoms and the sexual activity; and before thinking about BPH and get an ultrasound image of the prostate, urine tests are required to confirm that the patient is developing a urinary tract infection.

How to treat a UTI in men?

First, the doctor prescripts an antibiotic based on the nature of the bacteria that caused the infection.

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

When the urine tests are done,  the prescription may be changed if the results show 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.

Prevention

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

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