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Understanding UTIs in Men: Symptoms, Causes, and Testing Options

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Although UTIs in men are less often occurring, men have a higher risk of developing UTIs and other related health issues. Discussed in this blog, essential for male readers, is the issue of contracting a UTI and the severity of the consequences of the infection, with potential ways for preventing them. Further, we will explore how My Care Labs plays a critical objective in testing and treating UTIs in men. 

What is UTI Testing?  

A UTI test involves trying to find out if one has a UTI by looking for bacteria, white blood cells, red blood cells, nitrites, or leukine. The UTI test aims at getting a positive report of bacteria, white blood cells, red blood cells, nitrites, or leukine when carrying out a urine test.  

Common UTI tests include:  

1. Urine Dipstick Test: The first step, which is a basic and ideologically simpler one, is placing the material that has been chemically treated, and can be rolled or dipped into the urine sample. It has one segment which is a reagent strip that produces a reaction to compounds like nitrites and leukocyte esterase which are signs of infection.  

2. Urine Culture: A culture test is conducted through a urine sample when bacterial growth is accomplished in the lab to discover the type of bacteria causing the infection.   

3. Microscopic Urinalysis: During assessment for bacteriuria, leukocytes, erythrocytes, and or any other signs of infection in the sampled urine.  

How UTIs Affect Men – (UTIs in Men) 

Urinary tract infections are more common among the female gender than the male gender; however, they affect males on a more severe level.  

Here are a few health-related issues that can lead to UTIs:  

– Prostate Issues: Lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) includes Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and is confirmed by urodynamic studies.  

Urinary Tract Obstructions: Some instances of men suffering from UTIs involve the formation of kidney stones or constriction resulting from obstructions in the pipe-like structure of the urethra and hinder the passage of urination, hence the infections.  

– Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Some other diseases like gonorrhea or chlamydia, which are responsible for one type of UTI called urethritis, are also related to it.  

– Compromised Immune System: Such diseases as diabetes or HIV affect the immune system of the human body and that is why men have been at a greater risk.  

The following is a classification of the general symptomatology of a UTI as it affects men:  

– This is a call to urinate which is extremely hard to disregard, delay, or even lessen in any way.  

– Pain and burning feeling during urination  

As noted above, this may be expressed in signs like passing small volumes of urine at a time.  

– They tend to have a kind of foggy look or appearance, especially if it is red or it simply should smell like a stereotypical fox.  

– This discomfort will be in the pelvic or lower abdominal area.  

– Fever and chills; baseline should consider renal infection if there is no response in 48 hours.  

Preventing UTIs in Men  

Here at My Care Labs, we aim to prevent or manage UTIs to eliminate the inconvenience.  

For us to do so, men can take several steps to reduce their risk. Several preventive measures that may be taken to reduce the risk include the following;  

1. Stay Hydrated: This is because the more water you drink, the more likely it is to flush out the bacteria from the urinary system.  

2. Practice Good Hygiene: Ideally, both men should shower regularly to minimize the risk of spreading bacteria.  

3. Urinate Regularly: It is recommended for individuals to use the restroom when they feel the need to. Additionally, avoid holding your bladder as this will lead to kidney issues in the long run.  

4. Avoid Irritants: Items such as soap, baby wipes, deodorant sprays, and other related products that contain chemicals may be harrowingly painful for the Urethra.  

5. Safe Sexual Practices: Men should use protectants during the act and in any case, pee after the act as a means of removing all bacteria that may have penetrated the urethra.  

Eradicating UTIs in Men  

If a UTI progresses, the bacteria causing the infection must be adequately managed to prevent the infection and other complications.  

Steps to eradicate UTIs in men include measures for preventing UTIs in men involve the following:  

1. Medical Consultation: There is no home management treatment for this condition and the only recommendation is that the affected individual should seek the services of a doctor for the right management.  

2. Antibiotics: As directed by the doctor, the antibiotics should be consumed as required and not to be stopped until all bacteria are gone.  

3. Follow-Up Testing: More so for patients who experience complicated infections, the urine tests may need to be repeated after some time to ensure that the infection has cleared after the treatment.  

4. Address Underlying Issues: The physician examines the patient and addresses the root causes of the recurrent UTIs; such as local issues like prostate problems or kidney stones.  

 How My Care Labs Can Help Men with UTI Testing and Treatment?  

Easy Sample Collection  

Simply visit our Fremont lab any day of the week and we will collect your urine sample. If you stop in before 4 pm, we will provide same-day results!  

Accurate and Timely Results  

To test the urine samples, My Care Labs utilizes top-of-the-line equipment to obtain accurate and timely results. Patients get their test results within one day when the lab receives the sample and results can be accessed via our patient portal. This rapid turnaround makes it possible to begin the right treatment as soon as possible to avert further exacerbation of the illness—treatment at the correct time.  

Educational Resources  

My Care Labs also has plenty of educational resources on UTIs available to the patient. Utilizing these resources, male patients can get informed about their situation, find out how to prevent it, and what treatment is available for them. Some of the issues discussed include how to avoid getting the UTI, and the importance of drinking water and washing, which changes in a person’s lifestyle are important when dealing with recurring UTIs.  

For more guidance, all patients should consult their primary care physician for proper instructions.  


As in other cases, UTIs are less common in men but can be more serious, pointing to other illnesses. Knowledge of UTI testing, how to identify the symptoms, and measures for preventing these infections, is the first step toward mitigating or eradicating them. My Care Labs replaces the need for both time-consuming and expensive UTI testing and treatment facilities because it handles sample collections, submissions, and results. Thus, through using these services, men should be able to manage their health and avoid the issues of recurring UTIs in the future, for their general health.  

For more information about UTIs, and how My Care Labs can help, please, check our website or contact our team.  

Email: [email protected]   

Phone: +1-800-790-4550   

Address: 5500 Stewart Avenue, Suite 108, Fremont CA 94538

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