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What Are the Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection in Men?

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Having a urinary tract infection (UTI) can be extremely uncomfortable, and the symptoms often seem to appear out of nowhere — which can be even more disruptive. Because UTI symptoms develop suddenly and progress rapidly in many cases, having access to the fastest UTI test and results is critical for starting treatment sooner and achieving rapid relief. At Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, board-certified urologists Drs. Ali and Ahmad Kasraeian utilize the most current and advanced technologies available to diagnose and treat all urologic conditions, including UTIs — like the PCR urine test. Here, you'll learn more about the symptoms of UTIs in men specifically, such as burning with urination, frequency, urgency, and others, to help give you a better idea of when to call your doctor for a suspected UTI.

Can men get bladder infections?

Absolutely. If you're like many people, you may think of UTIs as being an issue that affects females primarily, but men can certainly develop a UTI. It is important to note that there are multiple types of UTIs that can affect men and that a bladder infection is simply one type of UTI. Various upper and lower UTIs can develop in the male urinary tract, including:

  • Prostatitis
  • Cystitis
  • Urethritis
  • Epididymitis
  • Kidney infection

What are the symptoms of a UTI in men?

While the different types of UTIs in men can produce distinct symptoms, there are many symptoms that are common among almost all male UTIs. Some of the classic UTI symptoms to watch for in men include:

  • Painful urination
  • Burning while urinating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Urgent need to void
  • Frequent urination
  • Cloudy urine
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Blood in the urine

How do I know if I have a UTI?

While the symptoms above may be indicative of a UTI, the only way to know with certainty whether you have a urinary tract infection is to seek a medical evaluation. UTIs can be diagnosed through a number of methods, including a microscopic urinalysis to look for bacteria and other agents in the urine, as well as a urine culture. However, there are downsides to both approaches. For example, a microscopic urinalysis provides limited information about the type of bacteria causing your UTI, which lowers the chances that a prescribed antibiotic may be effective for you. Urine cultures, on the other hand, may provide information about the infecting agent that can guide a provider on which antibiotic to prescribe for a UTI, but urine cultures typically take days to get back.

Is there a same-day urine culture available?

At Kasraeian Urology, we are proud to offer the PCR test for UTIs, which gives patients same-day UTI test results that include detailed information about the type of UTI a patient may have and which antibiotics can work best for their UTI. While not necessarily a traditional urine culture, the PCR urine test is actually more accurate and informative than other urine tests in many cases, helping patients start effective treatments and achieve male UTI symptom relief sooner.

Don't suffer from UTI symptoms while waiting for a three-day urine culture. Get same-day results for UTI testing with the PCR urine test in Jacksonville, FL

When UTI symptoms can appear overnight and make it uncomfortable or impossible to get through your day, you deserve the most modern testing and treatments for rapid UTI relief. Whether you're experiencing symptoms of a UTI now or simply want to learn more about how the PCR test for UTIs works, don't hesitate to call any of our convenient Kasraeian Urology Jacksonville area locations to schedule an appointment with board-certified urologists Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian or one of our esteemed team members today.

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