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How is cystitis treated?

How is cystitis treated?

Antibiotics: Cystitis commonly means bladder inflammation. If due to urine infection treatment is antibiotics. Interstitial cystitis is rare and considered autoimmune in nature, antibiotics are not helpful. Hemorrhagic cystitis which results in bloody urine can be from chemotherapy drugs esp cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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What is honeymoon cystitis?

What is honeymoon cystitis?

Honeymoon cystitis: Is same a acute cystitis, the reason for the name is that is common during the frequent intercourse that occurs with newlyweds. ...Read more

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Cystitis (Tip)

If "bladder infections" are not clearing up, could my symptoms be from interstitial cystitis? ...See more

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Common symptoms of cystitis?

See below: Pressure in the lower abdomen, painful and/or frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, traces of blood or pain in the lower back or abdomen. ...Read more

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How can one contract cystitis?

How can one contract cystitis?

Not known: The cause of interstitial cystitis is not known. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439 ...Read more

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Cystitis (Tip)

Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Allegra, Claritin, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help treat irritative symptoms. ...See more

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What are the causes of cystitis?

What are the causes of cystitis?

Bacteria: Cystitis is a medical term for bladder/urinary tract inflamation. It is usually caused byan infection from e. Coli, a bacteria that we normally have in our GI tract. It is more common in women due to how close the urinary tract is to the anal area. E. Coli may be introduced to the urinary system by wiping towards the front after going to the bathroom or during sex. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Does cystitis ever really go awa?

Does cystitis ever really go awa?

Yes: My wife says everything worked until she got married. Cysitis is much more common when you are sexually active and urinating right after sex to wash out the bacteria helps. you can also take an antibiotic after sex. Discuss other options with your doctor. Some patients get relief from a urethral dilitation. Long term macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) is an option. ...Read more

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf Dr. Greenleaf
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Cystitis (Tip)

Water, water, drink dilute your urine, much less irritating pee. ...See more

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Follow any recommended diet changes
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Learn which foods or drinks trigger your pain
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Know which medications and vitamins can make symptoms worse
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Rule out endometriosis
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What are the symptoms of cystitis ?

What are the symptoms of cystitis ?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a cystitis. If the infection is in the kidney, pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
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Cystitis (Tip)

Avoid potential dietary triggers like tomato, caffeine, chocolate, nuts, spicy foods, smoked foods. ...See more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids; don't consume too much or too little
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Avoid caffeine and alcohol
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What should I do to treat cystitis?

Increase water: If it is a true cystitis, bacteria is in the bladder and causing an infection and antibiotics are often needed but some times certain foods/drinks can irritate the bladder and make it feel like cystitis or inflammation of the bladder. Increasing water and decreasing acidic foods and drinks can help with the symptoms also. ...Read more

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Can cystitis be transmitted via sex?

Can cystitis be transmitted via sex?

No: Cystitis is a bladder infection which can be related to having sex but is not usually transmitted by sex. It may be that during intercourse, the bacteria that normally live on the outside of your perineum (bottom) can more easily enter the bladder. This is why urinating after intercourse may help prevent a bladder infection. ...Read more

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf Dr. Greenleaf
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Cystitis (Tip)

Avoid artificial sweetners. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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What are signs, symptoms of cystitis?

Symptoms: Urinary urgency, frequency, burning on urination, pain and tenderness of the bladder (above the pubic bone), sometimes blood in urine, infrequently fever. ...Read more

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What causes cystitis (aside from sex)?

What causes cystitis (aside from sex)?

Bacteria: Most of the instances of cystitis are due to coliform organisms. Sex does not cause cystitis the trauma from sex just makes it easier for the bacteria to take hold. ...Read more

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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the bladder, ...Read more