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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur Dr. Thakur
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
27 years in practice
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
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What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

Much different: Cystitis refers to an infection in the bladder. Nephritis is an inflammation and disruption of the microvascular anatomy in the kidney, expecially of the glomerulus or filtering units. The former is an irritation, the latter is a kidney function disorder that requires a nephrologist specialist opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. Veeraish Chauhan Dr. Chauhan
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
10 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Need advice on what is the the difference between cystitis and a uti?

Classification: Cystitis is infection of the bladder; the term UTI is an umbrella term that includes infections all along the urinary tract (including cystitis) from the kidneys to the urethra. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Cystitis/urethritis: The difference is in the location. Cystitis is an inflammatory/infectious process of the bladder, and urethritis is an inflammatory/infectous process of the urethra. ...Read more

Dr. David Krulak Dr. Krulak
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the difference between CYST and CYSTITIS? Which one is dangerous and life threatning??

What is the difference between CYST and CYSTITIS? Which one is dangerous and life threatning??

Difference: A cyst is a fluid filled sac. Cystitis is a bladder infection. Neither is necessarily life threatening. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Cystitis/urethritis: The difference is in the location. Cystitis is an inflammatory/infectious process of the bladder, and urethritis is an inflammatory/infectous process of the urethra. ...Read more

Dr. Earle Pescatore Dr. Pescatore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
28 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and cystitis?

What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and cystitis?

Severity: Cystitis or UTI is an infection of the bladder. Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection and is potentially more dangerous especially in certain groups of people. These groups include the elderly, pregnant women and anyone who is immunosuppressed. In these groups it can lead to sepsis and even death without proper treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Rodrigues Dr. Rodrigues
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Gumma Medical College AKA Gunma University School of Medicine
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Whats the difference between interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

Whats the difference between  interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

Same, trigger points: This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Chinn Dr. Chinn
Urology
34 years in practice
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
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How can I tell the difference between a interstitial cystitis flare and a bladder infection?

How can I tell the difference between a interstitial cystitis flare  and a bladder infection?

IC vs UTI: Many times you can't tell the difference; and often a "flare" if ic can be precipitated by a uti. Check the appearance of your urine through a clear glass - if "cloudy" or foul-smelling it's likely to be a uti, but it could also be a UTI (early) even if grossly clear and without a odor. The best test would be a urinalysis and follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How can I tell the difference between radiation cystitis and spread of my cancer to the bladder?

How can I tell the difference between radiation cystitis and spread of my cancer to the bladder?

Cystoscopy + biopsy: Urine can be sent for cytology to see if there are any cancer cells present. More definitive is by cystoscopy and biopsy of any suspicious lesions in he bladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
Gynecology
23 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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How can I tell the difference between an interstitial cystitis recurrence and a bladder infection?

How can I tell the difference between an interstitial cystitis recurrence and a bladder infection?

Good question.: That is a very important distinction. A simple urine test can answer the question. Just drop a urine sample by your doctors office for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Maiysha Clairborne Dr. Clairborne
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

UTI vs cystitis: Uti stands for urinary tract infection. It is a general term for infection of any part of the urinary tract including kidneys, bladder or ureters. Cystitis refers more specifically to infection of the urinary bladder. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Griffiths Dr. Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Location, location: A cystitis is an infection in the bladder area. A pyelonephritisis an infection in the kidneys. Both medical problems will present with burning on urination and bloody urine. However with a pyelonephritis you have more pain in the back area. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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In most cases, is cystitis caused by the bacterium e. Coli?

In most cases, is cystitis caused by the bacterium e. Coli?

Yes: The bacterium is all over the place, including the nearby anus, and the questions is always, "why did the e. Coli gain a foothold?" anything from a stone, a malformation, not drinking water, being unaccustomed to sex, a jackass boss making you hold it. Prostate disease -- try to find the true cause that let the infection get started. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
7 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez Dr. Rodriguez
Urology
5 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Alok Agrawal Dr. Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
30 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Nicole Bressler Dr. Bressler
Emergency Medicine
5 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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