Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder wall where your body part becomes red, swollen or irritated. It usually occurs due to an urinary tract infection (UTI) in most cases when bacteria enter the urethra or bladder and start to develop.
Cystitis is common in women since they have a short urethra. However, both men and women are at a higher risk for this particular condition.
Women might be at a higher risk if they:
Men may be at a higher risk when they have an enlarged prostate that occurs due to the retention of urine in the bladder.
Risk factors that are common for both men and women are:
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If you find signs and symptoms related to a kidney infection, then it is advised to see your doctor immediately. Other factors include:
If you have painful or frequent urination that may last for many hours or even longer and if there is blood in the urine, then see your doctor without delay. If you have already been diagnosed with an UTI earlier and there are symptoms of an earlier UTI, it’s time to fix an appointment with your doctor.
Also, you should seek advice from your doctor if the symptoms of cystitis return after you finish the complete course of antibiotics. This means that you will require a different type of medication.