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.