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what is radiation cystitis?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Bladder irritation: Irritation of bladder lining induced from radiation treatments.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Inflammation: The bladder lining is inflamed and causes a burning sensation when urinating. A urinalysis should be done to make sure it's not infection. The symptoms if burning and frequent small amounts is the same for any cause of cystitis.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Bladder Irritation: If there has been pelvic radiotherapy, radiation can inadvertantly cause bladder in jury (radiation cystitis) that ca lead to bleeding, frequency, urgency, small bladder capacity. It is not commonly seen today with better treatment planning that can limit both bladder dose and volume.
Dr. Shalin Shah
Radiation Oncology 19 years experience
Bladder Inflammation: "itis" means inflammation of. Cystitis happens sometimes when the bladder receives radiation.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology 39 years experience
Radiation cystitis: It is the irritation of the bladder, usually the lining of the bladder by radiation therapy. My patients tell me that it feels like a urinary tract infection. It usually resolves after the radiation is completed within 3-6 weeks.
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 45 years experience
Radiation cystitis: It just means inflammation of the bladder caused by radiation to the pelvic area, e.g. With cancer of the bladder, prostate, uterus, rectum, etc.. It is almost always temporary and can be lessened with medication.

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I have frequent uti's; can this cause gout?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Frequent uti's are not associated with gout. However, gout may be indirectly associated with uti's since gout may cause kidney stones. If these stones become infected, it is very difficult to eradicate the infections until the entire stone has been removed surgically.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Yes: Cystitis is a bladder infection. Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection. Cystitis usually presents with frequency, urgency and burning during urination. Also can have low abdominal pain and low grade fever. Pyelonephritis is usually associated with high fevers, flank pain and sometimes nausea and vomiting.
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What exactly is radiation cystitis?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Bladder Inflammation: This is a side effect of radiation therapy which is used as treatment for pelvic tumors. Symptoms include blood in urine, voiding problems and incontinence. Treatment of this condition can be medical or surgical depending on the severity.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How common is radiation cystitis?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
It is common: When we give radiation near the bladder or to the bladder it is fairly common. This only means an inflammation of the lining of the bladder. Radiation can irritate this lining and therefore the patient feels a sensation on urinating. It can be as little as just noticing it, frequency or frank burning. We have medication to ease this symptom and after radiation is complete it usually goes away.
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How can a UTI be identified?

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UTI: Symptoms of UTI can include, burning, increased frequency of passing urine, nausea, lower abdominal pain . Examination , urine dipstick , urine microscopy and culture help to confirm the diagnosis. http://patient.info/doctor/urinary-tract-infection-in-adults

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