Male Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common in women than in men. But when a UTI develops in men, it is more likely to spread to the kidneys and upper urinary tract. Some cases may even require surgery, so it is important to know the symptoms.

The 3 most common symptoms of male UTIs are:

Painful or difficult urination

Frequent urge to urinate

An urgent need to urinate

UTIs affect around


of men worldwide each year.



of men will have at least one UTI during their lifetime.

UTIs are

4 times

more common in
women than in men.

Older men have a higher risk of getting a UTI, especially if they are over the

age of 50.

Treatment usually includes antibiotics, often for a minimum of 7 days.

To help prevent a UTI, drink plenty of fluids (about 2 liters or 8 ½ cups a day).

UTIs cause more than

8.1 million

doctor visits each year.

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