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What are the symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in men?

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Depending on the location of your UTI, you may have one or more of these symptoms:

  • Frequent bathroom trips
  • Feeling like you have to pee all the time
  • Pain, burning, or discomfort while peeing or just after
  • Pain or tenderness below your stomach
  • Wetting the bed
  • Cloudy or smelly urine
  • Blood in urine
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the sides or upper back

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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