How is a urinary tract infection in men diagnosed?

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Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine

A urinary tract infection in men is diagnosed the same way that it is in women. If a man has symptoms his urine will be collected and examined for the presence of white blood cells and bacteria. If present, most providers will request a culture to see what bacteria has caused the infection and which antibiotic will be the best choice to treat the infection.

If a kidney infection is suspected, further studies may be performed such as an ultrasound or CT scan of the kidneys, ureters and bladder.