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Hemorrhagic Cystitis Overview

What is hemorrhagic cystitis?
A person with hemorrhagic cystitis has inflammation and bleeding inside the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.

What are the symptoms of hemorrhagic cystitis?
Common symptoms of hemorrhagic cystitis include red or pink urine, pain during urination, urinary frequency, and an increased urge to urinate. Additional symptoms of hemorrhagic cystitis include lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, and fever.

How does the doctor treat hemorrhagic cystitis?
Treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis depends on the underlying cause, but may include antibiotics and medications to treat urinary pain.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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