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What is cystitis?

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder caused by a bacterial infection. However, bacterial infection is not the only cause of cystitis.

Radiation therapy, spermicidal gels, or long-term use of a catheter can also cause bladder inflammation. Other times, the causative agent of cystitis is a fungus or a virus, although it is less common.

Symptoms of cystitis include the following:

  • Pain and burning when urinating.
  • Increased urge to urinate.
  • Little amount of urine.
  • Permanent sensation of urination.

The treatment of cystitis is usually the administration of antibiotics, although it will depend on the type of infection and its recurrence.