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Bladder infection in menBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bladder-infection/HO00022
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Erik P. Castle, M.D.read biographyclose window
Erik P. Castle, M.D.Erik P. Castle, M.D.
Dr. Erik Castle is a board-certified urologist who joined the Mayo Clinic staff in Arizona in 2007.
Dr. Castle is an associate professor of urology at College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and a senior associate consultant in the Department of Urology, where he also is assistant residency coordinator.
He was an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at Tulane University in New Orleans from 2004 to 2006 after serving as a clinical instructor/fellow at Mayo Clinic in Arizona for one year.
Dr. Castle's research interests include prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer. He is the director of the Desert Mountain Prostate Cancer Research Fund and is the principal investigator of Castle labs housed at the Samuel C. Johnson Medical Research Building at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. His basic science research is focused on novel secondary hormonal therapies of prostate cancer as well as genomics of prostate and bladder cancers.
His surgical expertise includes laparoscopic urology, robot-assisted radical prostatectomy with nerve sparing, robot-assisted radical cystectomy with neobladder, robot-assisted retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, robot-assisted partial nephrectomy and other robotic urologic oncology procedures. He has performed many of these procedures as demonstrations internationally. He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He is past president of the international Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery. He is also the director of the international laparoscopic nephrectomy courses throughout Mexico on behalf of the American Urologic Association.
- Bladder infection in men
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- Chronic bladder infection: Is there a cure?
Bladder infection in men
What are the symptoms of bladder infection in men?
from Erik P. Castle, M.D.
Although bladder infections are more common in women, men can get them, too. Signs and symptoms of bladder infection in men include:
- Frequent urination
- Strong, persistent urge to urinate (urgency)
- Burning or tingling sensation during or just after urination (dysuria)
- Low-grade fever
- Cloudy urine with a strong odor
- Blood in urine (hematuria)
Common causes of bladder infection in men include:
- Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Kidney stones
- Abnormal narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture), which may result from urethral catheterization, surgery, disease or infection
Treatment of a bladder infection depends on the cause, but typically includes antibiotics.Next question
Chronic bladder infection: Is there a cure?
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- Swygard H, et al. Infectious causes of dysuria in adult men. http://www.uptodate.com/index. Accessed April 17, 2012.
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