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How do I effectively treat my cystitis and make sure it does not reccur?

How do I effectively treat my cystitis and make sure it  does not  reccur?

Varies: Effective treatment usually includes appropriate antibiotics and good hydration. Prevention relies again on good hydration, good sanitation, sometimes prophylactic antibiotics, and to some extent - good luck. Talk to your doctor about this. ...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


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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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How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?

How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?

Elm iron: Ic is a chronic inflammation in the "wall" (interstitium) of the bladder resulting in pain, frequency and blood in the urine. Reportedly more common in women, it is probably well under diagnosed in men. Best managed with dietary/lifestyle (hydration), there is only 1 medication approved by the fda - elmiron, (pentosan) to "fill the cracks" in the bladder lining. Intravesical (in the bladder) txs available. ...Read more

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Can hematuria recur within 3 days of a course of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice a day for hematuria cystitis? Scan normal, urine/blood show infction.

Can hematuria recur within 3 days of a course of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice a day for hematuria cystitis? Scan normal, urine/blood show infction.

Yes: Hemorrhagic cystitis can take a few days to weeks to heal. During this time, no matter what the treatment, you may have hematuria (gross or microscopic). Be patient with the treatment. It should resolve eventually. ...Read more

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What can I do for recurring cystitis after sex?

What can I do for recurring cystitis after sex?

Depends: Depending on how many times a year you have the utis, prophylactic antibiotics may be warranted. ...Read more

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Recurring cystitis after sex! unbearable! how to beat this?

Recurring cystitis after sex! unbearable! how to beat this?

Honeymoon cystitis : A person with "honeymoon cystitis", is often treated with prophylactic antibiotics, prior to or just after sexual intercourse, if more conservative prevention measures are ineffective. ...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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I have irregular sexual life. After sex begins acute cystitis. And this year cystitis recurs for the third time. What should I do?

I have irregular sexual life. After sex begins acute cystitis. And this year cystitis recurs for the third time. What should I do?

Recurrent UTI's: Females may can have UTI's after sex. If you do have intercourse, try to urinate soon as possible after it. Speak to a urologist (u) to see if you have some problem(s) with your urinary tract (ut) causing you to have frequent uti's. These are rather more frequent in females and if the u finds a problem in your ut on examination and relieves it, you may be able to prevent a recurrence of a uti. ...Read more

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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

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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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