Fast Five Quiz: Are You Familiar With Urinary Tract Infections in Males?

Bradley Schwartz, DO


May 02, 2016

In males, the most frequent chief complaint related to UTI is dysuria. In fact, complaints of dysuria, urinary frequency, and urgency are approximately 75% predictive for UTI, whereas the acute onset of hesitancy, urinary dribbling, and slow stream are only approximately 33% predictive for it. Other aspects to inquire about include:

  • Previous UTI(s)

  • Nocturia, gross hematuria, any changes in the color and/or consistency of the urine

  • Prostatic enlargement

  • Urinary tract abnormalities, either personally or within the patient's family

  • Comorbid conditions (eg, diabetes)

  • HIV status

  • Immunosuppressive treatments for other conditions (eg, prednisone)

  • Any previous surgeries or instrumentation involving the urinary tract

For more on presentation of UTIs in males, read here.


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