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What is Cystitis?

What is Cystitis?

What is Cystitis?

What is Cystitis?

Dr Zenon Andreou

"Almost all women will have cystitis once in their lifetime, and 1 in 5 women will suffer from recurring cystitis. Cystitis is more common in women who are pregnant, sexually active or have experienced the menopause." - Dr Zenon Andreou

Cystitis causes abdominal pain
Dr Zenon Andreou

"Almost all women will have cystitis once in their lifetime, and 1 in 5 women will suffer from recurring cystitis. Cystitis is more common in women who are pregnant, sexually active or have experienced the menopause."

Dr Zenon Andreou

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Cystitis causes abdominal pain

Cystitis is a common bladder infection that causes inflammation of the bladder. Cystitis can be caused by not emptying your bladder properly or damage/irritation to the urethra. Cystitis symptoms include:

  • Needing to urinate more often

  • Experiencing a burning sensation or pain during urination

  • Bad smelling or cloudy urine

  • pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen

Mild cases of cystitis usually clears up within a few days. If the condition doesn’t improve within a few days, then an antibiotic treatment should be considered. Cystitis is common in women however if children and men experience these symptoms, they should see their GP because it can be caused by other underlying conditions.