Picture of a person in a medical glove arranging wooden blocks spelling out "UTI" next to a stethoscope.If you’re worried that you might have a urinary tract infection (UTI), turn to Erlanger ExpressCare. Our Hixson, Tennessee, urgent care center is open seven days a week with extended hours, and best of all, we don’t require appointments for UTI treatment. Simply stop in whenever we’re open to get the prompt and professional care you deserve.

Can Men Develop Urinary Tract Infections?

It’s a common misconception that only women can contract UTIs. While women have a higher chance of developing these infections—primarily because their urethras are shorter and located closer to their anuses—it’s also possible for men to experience UTIs.

UTIs don’t always produce symptoms. But when they do appear, men tend to experience the same ones as women, including:

  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary leakage (incontinence)
  • Difficulty producing urine despite a persistent urge to urinate
  • Pink, red, cola-colored, cloudy, or foul-smelling urine
  • Urine containing small blood clots
  • Burning, itching, or stinging sensations during urination
  • Fever with chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain within the abdomen, sides, lower back, or pelvis
  • An overall feeling of being unwell (malaise)

Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need

UTIs can worsen if left untreated, often becoming quite severe if they travel through the urethra, bladder, and ureters and reach the kidneys. So, if you’re experiencing the UTI symptoms described above, it’s important to consult with a medical provider as soon as possible. Visit Erlanger ExpressCare’s Hixson, TN, urgent care center today for walk-in UTI treatment.