Cystitis

Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder. Cystitis is often caused by bacteria that travel up the urethra, infect the urine and inflame the bladder lining.

It is advised to wipe from front to back after a bowel movement and to empty the bladder after sexual intercourse.
  • Symptoms
  • Abdominal pain

    • Lower

    common

    Pain discomfort or burning when urinating

    common

    High urine output

    common

    Pain during sexual intercourse

    common

    Blood in urine

    common

    Urgent feeling to pee

    common

    Frequent urination

  • Risk factors
  • Recent sex

    Uncircumcised penis

    Absence of period

    • 6 months or more without pregnancy

    or Pregnant

    Poor genital hygiene

    Use of condom or diaphragms with spermicide

    Recent medical urethral instrumentation

    Multiple sexual partners

    Diabetes mellitus

    • Type 1, Type 2

  • Treatment
  • Cystitis is typically treated with antibiotics, painkillers and drinking plenty of water. For bacterial caused cystitis and regarding the frequency of its occurrence: 1-First-time infection: symptoms often improve significantly within a day or so of antibiotic treatment. However, you'll likely need to take antibiotics for three days to a week, depending on the severity of your infection. No matter what the length of treatment is, take the entire course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor to ensure that the infection is completely gone. 2-Repeated infections: If you have recurrent UTIs, your doctor may recommend longer antibiotic treatment, you may need more tests to see if urologic abnormalities may be causing the infections. For some women, taking a single dose of an antibiotic after sexual intercourse may be helpful.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Cystitis, then a visit to a family medicine specialist is highly recommended.

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