When should a urologist be consulted in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI) in men?

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

Consultation with a urologist is essential for the treatment of UTIs in adult males with the following:

  • Suspected underlying anatomic abnormality - However, this consultation can be completed on an outpatient basis, unless obstructive uropathy is present

  • Acute scrotum - Consultation is needed in all but the most clear-cut cases of acute scrotum

  • All forms of prostatitis - In acute bacterial prostatitis, suprapubic drainage may be required if acute urinary retention occurs


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