(Cystitis in Men)
Inflammation or infection of the urinary bladder.
Signs and Symptoms
- Burning and stinging on urination.
- Frequent urination, although the urine amount maybe small.
- Increased urge to urinate even when bladder si empty.
- Pain in the pubic area.
- Penile discharge.
- Low back pain.
- Blood in the urine.
- Low fever.
- Bad-smelling urine.
- Lack of urinary control (sometimes).
- Bacteria that reach the bladder from another part of the body through the bloodstream.
- Bacteria that enter the urinary tract from skin around the genitals and anal area.
- Injury to the urethra.
- Use of a urinary catheter to empty the bladder, such as following childbirth or surgery.
- Over-large prostate gland.
- Structural defect in the urinary tract.
- Infection in other parts of the genitourinary system.
- Illness that has lowered resistance.
- Excess alcohol consumption.
- Obsruction of urine in the urinary tract in men, usually by partial obstruction caused by an enlarged or inflamed prostate gland.
- Recent surgery with cateterization.
- Diagnostic tests may include urinalysis, careful urine collection for bacterial culture, cystoscopy (examination of the bladder with a lighted optical instrument)and ultrasound.
- Treatment is usually with antibiotics.
- Warm baths may help relieve discomfort.
- Antibiotics to fight infection.
- Antispasmodics to relieve pain.