Cystitis is the medical termfor the bladder infection, which is one of the infections that can occur in theurinary tract. Urinary tract infections are infections that affect the bladder,urethra and the kidneys. Urethritis is the medical term for the urethrainfection, while the medical term for the infection of the kidneys ispyelonephritis. The bladder infection is the most common and most frequentof all the infections of the urinary tract. Cystitis is in the majority ofcases, caused by bacteria.
Women are more susceptible todeveloping of any urinary tract infection because a woman’s urethra is shorterthan that of a man and therefore, it is nearer to the vagina and the anus.However, men also should pay attention to the bladder or any other infection ofthe urinary system.
Causes of bladder infection in men
It is known that urine does notcontain any bacteria; therefore, bacteria that cause the bladder infectionenter the urethra from digestive system and then reach the bladder. The name ofthe responsible bacteria is Escherichia coli, although the fact is thatChlamydia and mycoplasma may also induce infection of the urethra andreproductive organs.
The bladder infection in menis usually developed from the urethra infection. Furthermore, the prostratebacterial infection may expand even to the bladder and affect it. Thosemen who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia and enlarged prostrate, aswell as those men who have kidney or bladder stones, are more susceptible tothe development of the bladder infection. Moreover, the men that must useurinary catheters are also at high risk of the appearance of cystitis.
Symptoms of bladder infection inmen
The most common warning signs of thebladder infection in men are a constant urge to urinate and frequent urination,as well as painful urination with burning sensation. Furthermore, the men whosuffer from the bladder infection may have dense and cloudy urine with foulsmell, and there are even cases when hematuria occurs, which is the medicalterm for the appearance of the blood in urine. Other symptoms of thebladder infection in men include pelvic pressure and tenderness in the regionof the bladder. Sometimes, the men with this condition may experience low-gradefever.
When the symptoms are established,the bladder infection is diagnosed after the urine sample and urine culture aretaken. These tests can show which bacteria caused the infection and after that,the doctor prescribes specific medications to fight the bacteria.