The priority for anyone with cystitis is to soothe the discomfort that any UTI can cause.
You can have a quick, face-to-face chat with one of our doctors today and get the medication you need without waiting weeks for an appointment.
Cystitis is a urinary tract infection (UTI) that causes inflammation of the bladder. It’s more common in women, as they have a shorter urethra that makes it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder.
While cystitis can go away by itself, if your symptoms last for longer than a week, or you’re experiencing regular bouts of cystitis, our doctors can help.
They’ll discuss your symptoms and, if necessary, prescribe effective antibiotics to clear up the infection.
Cystitis symptoms often include:
If left untreated, there’s a chance cystitis can lead to a more serious kidney infection. If your symptoms aren’t getting any better, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Some cystitis symptoms are associated with more than one medical condition.
For example, a burning when you pee could be caused by a number of infections, while blood in your urine should always be checked out straight away to rule out something serious.
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Persistent cystitis is usually treated with a course of antibiotics. If they are suitable for you, our doctors will assess your symptoms and decide which is the most effective antibiotic for you. This should start to work within a day or two.
If you suffer from frequent, repeated bouts of cystitis, our doctors can prescribe a longer course of medication.
They can also offer advice on how to reduce your chances of getting cystitis, such as:
Cystitis is an infection caused by bacteria getting into the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder).
This bacteria can enter the urethra in a number of ways, such as:
You’re also more likely to get cystitis if: