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Urinary Tract Infection aka Cystitis

Cystitis is an infection in the bladder, which is common in women. Some urinary tract infection symptoms include the urge to pass urine frequently and burning or stinging while passing urine.

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Urinary Tract Infection aka Cystitis

The usual treatment is a short course of antibiotics. In many people, cystitis will clear up quickly and without any complications. This article will discuss urinary tract infection symptoms and treatment.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptoms

  • The urge to pass urine frequently
  • The need to pass urine urgently
  • Burning or stinging while passing urine
  • Passing blood in the urine
  • Discomfort in the abdomen

Cystitis is much more common in women than men as the urethra is shorter and closer to the anus. However, there are other things that can increase the chances of having cystitis:

  • Being pregnant
  • If you are sexually active
  • If you use spermicide
  • Menopause
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you have a catheter
  • Suffer from other abnormalities in your kidneys or bladder
  • If your immune system is compromised due to AIDS or chemotherapy

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Treatment for UTI

  • Symptoms often improve by themselves, but if they don’t, a short course of antibiotics is all that is needed. Symptoms usually improve within a day or two after starting the antibiotics.
  • For pain relief, paracetamol or ibuprofen may be taken.

If you develop a fever or your symptoms do not improve, you should schedule another consult with us. Additionally, if you are pregnant or have other underlying medical issues, you should immediately book a consult for cystitis. Do not wait for symptoms to improve on their own.

 

UTI Prevention

  • Wipe your bottom from front to back after going to the toilet
  • Ensure that you pass urine after having sex
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid potentially irritating feminine products

 

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