Harvard Men's Health Watch

Men and urinary tract infections

On call Q. What causes urinary tract infections and are men at risk for getting them? A. Although urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common in women, men can get them, too. They occur when bacteria build up somewhere along your urinary tract. In men, UTIs can develop in the urethra (the tube that runs from the opening at the tip of the penis to the bladder), the bladder, the…

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