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Honeymoon Cystitis Men
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
Just a term of...: Cystitis is just a medical term to describe some inflammatory changes in the bladder, usually on its mucosal lining. Its cause may include: bacterial infection, viral infection, non-bacterial inflammation from stone, tumor, foreign, body, after-radiation, catheter/instrumentation, surgery, chemotherapy, etc. Talk with your urologist in detail timely for individual situation. ...Read more
It can: The typical symptoms of cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) are urinary urgency, frequency, burning with urination, and lower abdominal/bladder discomfort. An itching sensation in the penis or pelvic region (and not other areas of the body or skin) can be seen as well but less common. Prostatitis and urethritis infections more commonly associated with itching in the lower urinary tract. ...Read more
IC: Ic is often seen in females, but males can have the symptoms too.... It really describes a group of symptoms and is not specifically in one gender. ...Read more
Can cystitis cause exclusively unilateral groin/scrotal pain in a man (especially lingering after urination or long sitting/bending) or something else?
Probably not...: Your described specifics and relevance of unilateral pain in groin and sac seems more pointing to possible disorders of nearby muscles, joints, or nerves since being physically related. But it is essential to have more info on detailed history stressing sequence of events + physical findings + testing as needed before deducing right Dx. How? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish. ...Read more
Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?
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 bacterium 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 more
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 more
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 as well. ...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 diagnosis and a treatment plan to resolve your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
To reduce risk:
Some things that may help prevent bladder infection are (though none are proven by clinical trial):
careful wiping after bowel movements
stay well hydrated
empty the bladder after sexual activity
wear loose-fitting cotton underwear
Only vaginal estrogen treatment has been shown to reduce the frequency of uti's in women after menoapuse — this requires a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
Unlikely: Cystitis is often caused by a bacterial infection. It requires treatment with a short course of antibiotics(3-7 days). Otherwise, it can progress to involve the kidneys which can be dangerous and is a much more serious infection. Go see your doctor and take a course of antibiotics once your Urine has been tested for infection. ...Read more