- Sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
- In children and older men, E. coli (Escherichia coli) and similar infections are much more common.
- Recent genitourinary surgery, including prostatectomy.
- The use of urinary catheters.
- Some congenital kidney and bladder.
- Age: 15-30 or over 60
- Unprotected sex.
- Infection of the genitourinary tract (bladder, kidney, prostate, or testicle).
- Narrowing of the urethra.
- Use of a urethral catheter.
- Infrequent emptying of the bladder.
- Recent surgery or instrumentation of the genitourinary tract.
- Birth defects of the genitourinary tract.
- Disease that affects the immune system
- Fever and chills.
- Abdominal pain.
- Bone pain.
- Groin pain.
- Pain during the ejaculation.
- Urine culture —to identify the type of bacteria present.
- Culture of discharge from penis.
- Blood test—to measure the white blood cell count (WBC).
- Ultrasound—a test that uses sound waves to examine the scrotum.
- Testicular scan.
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