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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

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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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

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

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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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Cystitis (Tip)

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

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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

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Cystitis (Tip)

Avoid artificial sweetners. ...See more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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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. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
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Cystitis (Tip)

When all else fails, ask your dr. About cystoscopy with hydrodistention to reduce pain/discomfort. ...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 eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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