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How can men prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

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You can't prevent all UTIs, but you can help make them less likely. Wearing a condom during sex can protect you from STDs, which can lower your risk for a UTI. Treating prostate problems can also lower your risks.

From: Urinary Tract Infections in Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Urinary Tract Infection in Men,” “Men and urinary tract infections.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Bladder Infection (Urinary Tract Infection -- UTI) in Adults: Definition and Facts,” “Kidney Infection: Definition & Facts of Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).”

National Kidney Foundation: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Mayo Clinic: “Prostatitis.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on November 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Urinary Tract Infection in Men,” “Men and urinary tract infections.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Bladder Infection (Urinary Tract Infection -- UTI) in Adults: Definition and Facts,” “Kidney Infection: Definition & Facts of Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).”

National Kidney Foundation: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Mayo Clinic: “Prostatitis.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on November 15, 2019

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