Healthcare: Urology Services



Cystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. The exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to be related to inflammation of the bladder lining. Symptoms include burning or pain at the time of urination, frequent urination, fever, incontinence, pressure in the lower abdomen, strong-smelling urine, or bleeding.


Diagnosis of Cystitis


Cystitis is diagnosed through a combination of methods. When you experience symptoms, it's essential to seek medical attention promptly. Here's how it's typically diagnosed:

Medical History: Your doctor will ask about your symptoms, including burning during urination, increased frequency, and urgency.

Physical Examination: A thorough exam helps assess your overall health and identify any specific signs related to cystitis.

Urine Analysis: A urine sample is analyzed to check for bacteria, blood, or pus. This helps determine the cause and presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Cystoscopy: In some cases, a thin tube with a camera is inserted through the urethra to visualize the bladder lining and identify any abnormalities.


What are the treatments for cystitis?


When treating cystitis, a common urinary tract infection, the approach depends on the patient’s overall health and the specific bacteria identified in a urine test. 

Antibiotics: These are the initial treatment choices. They help eliminate the infection and relieve symptoms. Most patients experience symptom improvement within a few days of starting antibiotics.

Duration: The recommended treatment course typically lasts at least a week. However, for recurrent infections, a longer antibiotic course may be necessary.

Remember to follow your healthcare provider’s guidance and complete the full course of antibiotics to ensure effective treatment.