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Cystitis

Information about Cystitis

We Have to Know about the Cystitis

  • Inflammation or infection of the urinary bladder
  • Community-acquired bladder infections men older than 50 may be at risk of this type of infection because of prostate enlargement. Also common in women between the ages of 30 and 50
  • Hospital-acquired bladder infections- infections occur in people in a medical care facility. Occur when a temporary or permanent catheter is placed in the bladder of a person who is unable to void spontaneously

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  •  Burning sensation during micturition?

Causes of Cystitis

  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Tuberculosis or yeast infection (vaginitis)
  • Radiation treatment to the bladder area
  • Tumors in the bladder
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Certain medications

Do’s and Don’ts of Cystitis

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Urinate frequently. Avoid retaining your urine for a long time when you feel the urge to void
  • Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement. Doing so prevents bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra
  • Don’t use harsh soaps or wash too vigorously
  • Empty your bladder as soon as possible after intercourse. Drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria
  • Avoid using deodorant sprays or feminine products in the genital area

Signs & Symptoms of Cystitis

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Passing cloudy or strong-smelling urine
  • Low-grade fever

Medical advice for Cystitis

  •  When there is difficulty in urination

Risk factors of Cystitis

  • Women who are sexually active
  • Women who use diaphragms for birth control
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy may increase the risk
  • Interference with the flow of urine like in conditions such as an enlarged prostate or a stone in the bladder.
  • Diabetes
  • Prolonged use of bladder catheters. These tubes may be needed in people with chronic illnesses or in older adults

Treatment for Cystitis

Self-care for Cystitis

  • Cystitis can be painful, but you can take steps to ease your discomfort until antibiotics clear the infection
  • Place a heating pad over your lower abdomen
  • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid coffee, alcohol, soft drinks with caffeine, citrus juices, and spicy foods until your infection has cleared

Investigations for Cystitis

  • Urine Test
Causes of Cystitis
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