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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 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 are signs, symptoms of cystitis?

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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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 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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Cystitis how to treat?

Cystitis how to treat?

Depends: It depends on whether there is active infection or just chronic inflammation. Start with a urine culture, history and physical exam by your doctor, and go from there. Regardless be sure to hydrate well, minimize caffeine, carbonation and dietary irritants. ...Read more

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How to prevent cystitis?

Cystitis: Good perineal hygiene, avoid vaginal infections, drink plenty of water, do not hold empty your bladder for more that 3-4 hours, avoid irritating foods, caffeine as much as possible. Empty bladder after intercourse and drink water so you are ready to empty in the morning. ...Read more

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Can cystitis cystica be cured?

Can cystitis cystica be cured?

Cystitis cystica: Cystitis cystica is a benign (noncancerous) change that is thought to be a reaction to irritation and not a specific disease of its own. Sometimes it forms a small bump or a polyp-like area. Therefore a urologist might biopsy it to make sure it is not cancer. There is no evidence that it becomes cancerous over time. So it may not need to be cured unless there are other bladder problems. ...Read more

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What is emphysematous cystitis?

What is emphysematous cystitis?

See answer: Emphysematous cysitis (ec) is a rare entity characterized by pockets of gas in and around the bladder wall produced by bacterial or fungal infection and fermentation. Most commonly seen in diabetics. Prompt dx, controlling one's sugars if a diabetic, insuring adequate baldder emptying, and being treated with the correct antibiotic based on urine culture (iv and/or oral) usually results in cure. ...Read more

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Most effective cure for cystitis?

Antibiotics ASAP: Please call yoru doc as you need a urine culture and to get started on antibiotics. ...Read more