Can Guys Get UTIs?
Although urinary tract infections (UTI) are far more common in women than in men, certain factors put some men more at risk of getting a UTI than others.
A UTI occurs when bacteria is formed inside the urinary tract that cannot get expelled like it normally would upon urination. The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. UTIs are more commonly developed in the lower urinary tract, which includes the urethra and bladder.
How do Males Get UTI? The Most Common Causes
One of the most common causes of UTI in males is age. After age 50, the risk of getting a UTI increases each year. However, there are other factors that can cause males to develop UTI, including:
- Problems with the urinary tract. If you’ve had surgery on your urinary tract in the past, or are not able to control when you urinate, your risk for UTI increases.
- Prostate issues. An infected prostate or enlarged prostate gland can be a factor in getting a UTI.
- Health conditions that weaken the immune system. If your immune system is weakened due to a long-term illness, such as diabetes, your body may not be able to fight the germs that can cause a UTI.
- Blockages in the urinary tract. Kidney stones and bladder stones will block your urine from flowing as it should through the urinary tract, causing bacteria to get more easily trapped.
- Bladder catheter insertion. Indwelling or internal catheters can allow bacteria to enter during insertion, putting the user more at risk for UTI.
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