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Could my 3 yo daughter's cystitis be caused by her chronic constipation?

Could my 3 yo daughter's cystitis be caused by her chronic constipation?

Cystitis: It is very unlikely that constipation will cause cystitis. The straining at stool may create pressure on the bladder resulting in symptoms suggestive of cystitis. Investigating the cause of the chronic constipation might be helpful. Dietary changes may alleviate this. See a pediatric urologist and hope she is better soon. ...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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I have had an abundance of mucus in stool, cystitis twice, developed a fissure, and constant constipation, burping, back pain and lower ab pain. Help?

I have had an abundance of mucus in stool, cystitis twice, developed a fissure, and constant constipation, burping, back pain and lower ab pain. Help?

Needs full eval: Sandra, this is a concerning and I'm sure distressing set of symptoms that need to be worked through systematically. The mucus in stool is concerning for inflammatory bowel disease; perhaps the bowel issues are contributing to recurrent urinary tract infection & abdominal pain. Pain in back not clear. You need to find a doctor you trust & work through these one by one. No single thing can explain ...Read more

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Since having my very first attack of genital herpes 3weeks ago which followed a double session of antibiotics 3 weeks prior to cure cystitis,. the symptoms that have and are continuing along with the obvious are severe hemmerhoids and constipation, numbn

Since having my very first attack of  genital herpes 3weeks ago which followed a double session of antibiotics 3 weeks prior to cure cystitis,. the symptoms that have and are continuing along with the obvious are severe hemmerhoids and constipation, numbn

Yeast, not herpes??: Something doesn't compute. Antibiotics do not trigger herpes outbreaks. However, they can lead to vaginal yeast infections, which can sometimes cause symptoms similar to initial genital herpes. I suggest you find a herpes expert. Since you're in the UK, the best way to do that is to be seen in one of your country's excellent NHS GUM clinics. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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What are signs, symptoms of cystitis?

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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Why is it that i keep getting cystitis?

Why is it that i keep getting cystitis?

Frequent cysitis: People with recurrent uti's need to be evaluated by a urologist (u) to see if they have an obstruction of their urinary outflow tract. A renal ultrasound will be done first. If that does not give the answer of why you have these frequent uti's, other tests will be ordered. Your u can give you the a diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the effects and symptoms of cystitis?

What are the effects and symptoms of cystitis?

Burning on urination: Urinary frequency, small volumes voided & strong urge to urinate. Sometimes blood in the urine (hematuria). Fever, especially if the urinary infection has spread from bladder to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Cystitis how to treat?

Cystitis how to treat?

Depends: It depends on whether there is active infection or just chronic inflammation. Start with a urine culture, history and physical exam by your doctor, and go from there. Regardless be sure to hydrate well, minimize caffeine, carbonation and dietary irritants. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more