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Doctor insights on: Intercistial Cystitis

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How is cystitis treated?

How is cystitis treated?

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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What is honeymoon cystitis?

What is honeymoon cystitis?

Honeymoon cystitis: Is same a acute cystitis, the reason for the name is that is common during the frequent intercourse that occurs with newlyweds. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of cystitis?

See below: Pressure in the lower abdomen, painful and/or frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, traces of blood or pain in the lower back or abdomen. ...Read more

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How can one contract cystitis?

How can one contract cystitis?

Not known: The cause of interstitial cystitis is not known. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439 ...Read more

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What are the causes of cystitis?

What are the causes of cystitis?

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 more

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Does cystitis ever really go awa?

Does cystitis ever really go awa?

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

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What are the symptoms of cystitis ?

What are the symptoms of cystitis ?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a cystitis. If the infection is in the kidney, pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat cystitis?

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

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Can cystitis be transmitted via sex?

Can cystitis be transmitted via sex?

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

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What are signs, symptoms of cystitis?

Symptoms: Urinary urgency, frequency, burning on urination, pain and tenderness of the bladder (above the pubic bone), sometimes blood in urine, infrequently fever. ...Read more

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What causes cystitis (aside from sex)?

What causes cystitis (aside from sex)?

Bacteria: Most of the instances of cystitis are due to coliform organisms. Sex does not cause cystitis the trauma from sex just makes it easier for the bacteria to take hold. ...Read more

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Why is it that i keep getting cystitis?

Why is it that i keep getting cystitis?

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

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What body systems are affected by cystitis?

What body systems are affected by cystitis?

Urinary bladder: By definition, cystitis is inflammation of the urinary bladder. If the inflammation is due to infection, it can spread to the kidneys and other organs. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural way to stop cystitis?

Can there be a natural way to stop cystitis?

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 cranberry tablets 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

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What are the effects and symptoms of cystitis?

What are the effects and symptoms of cystitis?

Burning on urination: Urinary frequency, small volumes voided & strong urge to urinate. Sometimes blood in the urine (hematuria). Fever, especially if the urinary infection has spread from bladder to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can I make cystitis better without medication ?

Can I make cystitis better without medication ?

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

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I have onterstitial cystitis pain. What can I do?

I have onterstitial cystitis pain. What can I do?

Get help: Interstitial cystitis is a condition that requires long-term chronic management. There are many dietary tricks which can help you feel much better. Overall management is best done with a physician comfortable with and used to treating interstitial cystitis. It is worth your time to link up with such a physician; best of luck in your long-term management. ...Read more