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Diagnosis Of Cystitis
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
I am a urology patient diagnosis of interstitial cystitis. I moved during and was unable to complete treatment and am very swollen and should I go ER?
Where?: Where are you swollen? Please re-establish with a urologist for your interstitial cystitis.It would help if you clarify your question regarding the "swollen" part. ...Read more
I have had interstital cystitis for yrs & undifferentiated connective tissue disease--(not tied down to diagnosis yet). Do you think they are related?
It is a possibility: Although there isn't much is known about the cause of interstitial cystitis, it is a result of inflammation (unkown cause) of the bladder and/or urethral area. Mixed (undifferentiated) connective tissue disease is also an inflammatory condition of various tissues, including bladder etc..So, it is possible that the 2 r related, but relationship is not well-defined, yet. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an infection in my nose related to a previous diagnosis of and treatment for acute cystitis? Could both be caused by yeast overgrowth?
Very unlikely: I have never seen a yeast infection in the nose but have seen sinusitis caused by a different sort of fungus, aspergillus. You can be relatively sure it has nothing to do with treatment of your bladder infection. You should have a culture done to see what is causing the nasal infection. There is a slight risk of lymphatic spread of infection from your nose into your brain. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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