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How do a bladder infection and cystitis differ?

How do a bladder infection and cystitis differ?

Could be the same...: "bladder infection" means the patient has micro-organisms (usually bacteria) growing in the urine/bladder. This is usually treated with antibiotics. "cystitis" is inflammation of the bladder. Inflammation can be caused by an infection but can also be caused by other things (such as bladder/kidney stones or other non-infectious causes of inflammation). Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is greenish discharge normal when got a water infection such as cystitis?

Is greenish discharge normal when got a water infection such as cystitis?

Urinary tract: The urinary tract is separate from the vagina. Are you getting discharge from your urethra or from the vagina? If you are getting discharge from the vagina then this is separate from and needs examination and testing separate from the urine. ...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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Sinus infection and cystitis at the same time?

Sinus infection and cystitis at the same time?

May occur : At the same time, although likely unrelated. You may want to see your doctor for an antibiotic that may treat both. ...Read more

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If you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have infections?

If you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have infections?

Maybe: But mostly it will cause you to feel like you have a bladder infection. Blood and urine from interstitial cystitis may cause your doctor to suspect that you have a UTI when in fact it is simply the interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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I have recurring cystitis after having a bladder infection last January. Did it trigger something in my bladder? It happens with sex and acidic drinks

I have recurring cystitis after having a bladder infection last January. Did it trigger something in my bladder? It happens with sex and acidic drinks

Need urine cultures: Identifying bacteria or microorganisms would help confirm your diagnosis (of recurring cystitis) and select the appropriate antibiotics or medication. Symptoms of urethritis (burning on urination, frequency, urgency...) particularly after sex may mimic those of cystitis and resolve spontaneously. Postcoital recurrent cystitis may require prolonged or frequent Macrodantins, or GU consultation... ...Read more

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What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more

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I am not sure if I have cystitis again or a yeast infection but feel uncomfortable down there and has happened the last 3 times I've been on.

I am not sure if I have cystitis again or a yeast infection but feel uncomfortable down there and has happened the last 3 times I've been on.

More info needed: You don't say what "uncomfortable down there" means. If you have bladder discomfort and maybe urinary urgency, frequency, etc. These are typical UTI symptoms, not yeast. The main symptoms of vaginal yeast are itching/irritation and sometimes vaginal discharge. If sexually active, STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) can also cause some or all these symptoms. See your doctor or maybe an NHS GUM clinic. ...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