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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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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Tip)

Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS)

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

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Get testing to confirm the diagnosis
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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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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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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Tip)

Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS)

Avoid caffeine, alcohol and acidic foods. It may be helpful to take prelief (otc). ...See more

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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: neither too much nor too little
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Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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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?

AwayWithYouStinkPee!: In rare instances, the body fights it off. Otherwise you need an antibiotic. You could try the Health Store methods, but good luck. OK,so, it can and probably will come back if the conditions that provoked it are not changed. Like tight nylon undies, sitting too long, wiping back to front, stress, sex, chemicals (soaps, cleansers, etc) excess dryness, structural changes, etc. Or something else.... ...Read more

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