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Cystitis is a common urinary tract infection (UTI) that causes swelling of the bladder. It's more common in women than men.

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What is Cystitis ?

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

Cystitis symptoms often include:

  • Pain or pressure in your stomach
  • Needing to urinate all the time
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Cloudy or dark urine
  • Blood in your urine
  • A burning feeling when you urinate
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling weak or achy

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.

Unsure if these are your symptoms?

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.

Our doctors will provide the clarity you need to treat your symptoms effectively.

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Treatment Options

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:

  • Using plain bathroom products
  • Going to the toilet whenever you need to
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Changing your method of contraception
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What Causes Cystitis?

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:

  • Having sex
  • Using tampons
  • Using the toilet
  • Irritants in soaps or perfumes

You’re also more likely to get cystitis if:

  • You’re pregnant
  • You have diabetes
  • You’ve been through the menopause
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