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Doctor insights on: Cystitis Prior Recurrent Utis

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What are the symptopms of cystitis / uti?

What are the symptopms of cystitis / uti?

Several symptoms: Frequency of urination, burning, pain during urination, blood in the urine and other symptoms. Early treatment with antibiotics is very important since a bladder infection can become a kidney infection which is more serious. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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Need advice on what is the the difference between cystitis and a uti?

Classification: Cystitis is infection of the bladder; the term UTI is an umbrella term that includes infections all along the urinary tract (including cystitis) from the kidneys to the urethra. ...Read more

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What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

UTI vs cystitis: Uti stands for urinary tract infection. It is a general term for infection of any part of the urinary tract including kidneys, bladder or ureters. Cystitis refers more specifically to infection of the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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Urethra pain and cystitis symptoms but negative for uti. What else could it be?

Urethra pain and cystitis symptoms but negative for uti. What else could it be?

The following:: Interstitial cystitis, viral cystitis, urethral diverticulum, bladder stone can all give described symptoms. ...Read more

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Is this a UTI or interstitial cystitis if bloody?

Is this a UTI or interstitial cystitis if bloody?

Exclude tumor: Blood in urine can be due to many causes, infection, trauma, tumor, vascular malformation, clotting disorder. However, tumor/cancer needs to be excluded in any one with blood in urine. Uti and interstitial cystitis are not the only causes of blood in urine. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for interstitial cystitis to feel just like a UTI?

Yes: Interstitial cystitis can feel just like a UTI that never stops. IC does not have a cure but there are effective treatment options available. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?

Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?

Find a specialist: (urologist or urogynecologist) who is interested in evaluating women with this problem. Uti is not always sucessfully treated just with antibiotics and there are other causes of bladder symptoms besides urinary infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get a interstitial cystitis from a persistant UTI ?

Can you get a interstitial cystitis from a persistant UTI ?

No: Ic is not thought to be caused by uti. In fact, one must first rule out UTI before making a diagnosis of ic. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

Is cranberry juice really good for UTI or cystitis?

As a preventative: Cranberry juice does not cure utis or cystitis. Is a fairly good preventative because it contains a chemical which makes it much more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining and thus cause a uti. ...Read more

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When having a UTI possible cystitis should you drink acidic or alkaline liquids?

When having a UTI  possible cystitis should you drink acidic or alkaline liquids?

Drink water: In general the kidneys will create an acidic environment regardless of what you drink. Some kinds of infections however classically turn urine more basic/alkaline. Hydrating with water can help as being dehydrated will often aggravate kidney conditions. If having prolonged UTI symptoms or you get sicker, you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic cystitis? Is it just caused by uti?...If so, is this due to an anatomical problem where bacteria is stuck somewhere?

What are the causes of chronic cystitis?  Is it just caused by uti?...If so, is this due to an anatomical problem where bacteria is stuck somewhere?

"itis"=inflammation: "cystitis" means that you have inflammation or an infection in the bladder. Most commonly it will be because of a bacterial infection. You can soldo have a fungal (yeast) or viral infection; or you could just have inflammation (eg secondary to radiation therapy or overuse). Ic is a chronic inflammation in the bladder presumed secondary to the loss of bladder lining ("protection"). See a urologist. ...Read more

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Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis i had the pain since i had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud i go to the ER ?

Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis i had the pain since i had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud i go to the ER ?

No relation: there is no relation between IUD and interstitial cystitis interstitial cystitis is more common than we tthought, under diagnosed, because the right diagnosis will required a cystoscopy and a biopsy by a urologist. usualy it get suspected when the patient has UTI symptoms but the urine is clean ...Read more

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Burning when peeing so I did an at test home kit and it was positive for UTI what should I do but I have cystitis so I don't know which is causing it?

Burning when peeing so I did an at test home kit and it was positive for UTI what should I do but I have cystitis so I don't know which is causing it?

Consult doctor: UTI is not a do it yourself illness. Please consult a doctor for evaluation and proper treatment sot that infection does not affect the kidney. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin male & recently diagnosed by prostato-cystitis (bacterial prostatitis). Had UTI 2 years ago but was cleared.Is prostato-cystitis curable?

I'm a virgin male & recently diagnosed by prostato-cystitis (bacterial prostatitis). Had UTI 2 years ago but was cleared.Is prostato-cystitis curable?

Usually: Congratulatins on clean living. It is a wonderful gift to yourself and perhaps your future partner. Antibiotics may clear the infection up. Or you may have pain by no infection at all -- a stool softener and/or more frequent elaculation may help. Best wishes. ...Read more