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Cystitis Prior Recurrent Utis
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Painful and constantly reoccurring utis (water infections/cystitis) just wont go away! what can I do?
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
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
No cystitis is : The same as uti. Just different names. ...Read more
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
I've had 3 UTI in the past 4 months. I just finished a second round of antibiotics for this one and i'm having symptoms again. Interstitial cystitis?
Possibly may have a UTI. Urine odour, slight ache in lower back. No cystitis yet. Do I need antibiotics or can it go away?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers