Urinary tract infections and kidney stones can cause cloudy urine in men, according to Mayo Clinic. Women are at greater risk of developing a urinary tract infection, but men can still get them. Kidney stones have many causes and may become very painful.
Symptoms of kidney stones include severe pain in the back or sides, pain when urinating, nausea and inability to urinate, reports Mayo Clinic. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include a strong urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating and rectal pain in men. A urinary tract infection can affect any area of the urinary tract including the kidneys, bladder or urethra.
Whether a man suspects a urinary tract infection or kidney stones, he should see a doctor as soon as possible, explains Mayo Clinic. Antibiotics are typically used to treat a urinary tract infection and most of them clear up within a matter of days. For men who have urinary tract infections that reoccur or for those that are severe, stronger medications may be used.
If a man has a kidney stone, treatment may be a bit more involved, but many stones pass by themselves claims Mayo Clinic. If a kidney stone is large or does not move, ultrasound therapy or surgery may be required.