Another name for Cystitis is Bladder Infection.
What is a bladder infection?
A person with a bladder infection has inflammation of the bladder wall, caused by an infection with bacteria. A common cause is infection by E. coli bacteria. Usually, the bacteria spread from the rectum, enter the urethra, spread through the urethra and enter the bladder. Once the organisms reach the bladder, they start to grow. Bladder infections are more common in females. Bladder infections account for about 8 million visits to doctors' offices each year in the US.
What are the symptoms of a bladder infection?
Common symptoms of a bladder infection include pain during urination, urinary frequency and an increased urge to urinate. Other symptoms include red or pink urine, lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, and fever.
How does the doctor treat a bladder infection?
Treatment for a bladder infection includes antibiotics and medications to treat urinary pain.
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