A 49-year-old member asked:
how do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?
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Dr. James Krick answered
35 years experience Urology
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms.
Answered on Jun 26, 2020
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