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What is cystitis?

A bacteria named Escherichia coli causes urinary bladder infections, which cause cystitis. This urinary tract infection affects women more than men. Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, commonly caused by a bacterial infection in the urinary tract. Symptoms include frequent urination, pain or burning during urination, cloudy or bloody urine, and pelvic discomfort. Due to anatomical factors, it is more common in women.

What are the symptoms of cystitis?

Cystitis has the following symptoms:

  • Pain while urinating
  • Feeling sick and tired
  • Recurring urgency to peeing 
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Fever and vomiting in children
  • Dark-colored urine with a pungent smell

Causes of cystitis

The leading cause of cystitis is an infection caused by Escherichia coli bacteria, which causes infection of the bladder and urethra, the tube carrying urine. Other causes of cystitis are tampon insertion, contraception, and sexual intercourse.

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Treatment options for cystitis

For interstitial cystitis, treatment options include oral medications like pentosan polysulfate sodium, bladder instillations, nerve stimulation, and in some cases, surgery.

Antibiotics are the primary and most effective treatment for acute bacterial cystitis. The first-choice antibiotics include nitrofurantoin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), or fosfomycin. Antibiotics can quickly relieve symptoms and clear the infection, but they should be taken for the full course to prevent the infection from returning.

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FAQs about obesity

How do you get rid of cystitis without going to the doctor?

Mild cystitis can be treated with certain at-home practices like drinking plenty of water, avoiding sex, using a hot compress to relieve abdominal pain, and taking paracetamol for pain relief. Additionally, cut alcohol and caffeine from your routine. You can consult our certified doctors at Your Doctors Online for cystitis treatment online without waiting hours in the queue.

What happens if interstitial cystitis goes untreated?

Untreated interstitial cystitis can result in worsening chronic pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency and urgency, bladder instability leading to incontinence, potential development of chronic pain syndrome, mental health issues like depression and anxiety, and reduced quality of life.

Do antibiotics help interstitial cystitis?

No, antibiotics are not considered a standard or effective treatment for interstitial cystitis (IC). The primary treatments for IC include medications like pentosan polysulfate sodium, bladder instillations, nerve stimulation, and sometimes surgery, with antibiotics not recommended as a standard approach.

Can cystitis go away on its own?

Cystitis caused by bacteria typically requires treatment with antibiotics to resolve the infection. However, in some cases, mild cystitis may resolve on its own without treatment. It is important to note that while some cases of cystitis may clear up without intervention.

Can you flush out cystitis?

Acute cystitis can be cured by flushing out harmful bacteria. For this, you have to drink plenty of water and pee frequently to increase the chances of flushing bacteria along with water.

What aggravates cystitis?

Caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee, alcohol, chocolate, spicy foods, citrus, and other acidic fruits, vegetables, and drinks can aggravate cystitis as they stimulate the nervous system. Thus, they can irritate your bladder and cause interstitial cystitis.

Why won't my cystitis go away?

Cystitis can persist due if you experience cystitis-like symptoms. Still, the actual cause is different, the bacterial strain is antibiotic resistant, causing cystitis, and some other microbe is causing the infection, either virus, fungus, or bacteria. Your doctor may prescribe some antibiotics for cystitis to help speed up the treatment process.

How long does a cystitis flare last?

During the early phase of cystitis, the flare may not be continuous. However, as the symptoms flare up and progress, the pain cycles also become more regular, lasting three days to 2 weeks. If the symptoms and pain increase and last for days, consult your provider immediately.

Does azo work for interstitial cystitis?

AZO works fine as a pain relief over-the-counter medication if the patient has no other health condition. Take such medicines before eating to help reduce the chance of acidic foods causing cystitis flare.

Why does cystitis come on so suddenly?

Cystitis occurs quickly because the infection-causing bacteria multiply rapidly after entering the urethra and causing infection. Compared to men, women are more prone to cystitis due to menstruation, sexual activity, weak immunity, and shorter urethra.

Do cranberry pills help cystitis?

Cranberry pills or juice can help in acute cases, as they contain a compound that prevents bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. Ultimately, the bacteria flush out with urine. However, this is effective in some women but not all. Therefore, sole reliance on cranberry is not recommended, and you must consult your doctor to ensure the treatment for cystitis.

What are the best OTC meds for interstitial cystitis?

Some over-the-counter medicines for cystitis can help relieve the pain, like ibuprofen (Mortin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), and aspirin (Bayer).

What is the best drink for interstitial cystitis?

The best drink for cystitis and to promote bladder health is none other than water. The more water you drink, the more clean you can keep your bladder flushing out any clinging bacteria or other harmful microorganisms. In addition, peppermint and chamomile tea can also promote bladder health as they contain antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

What makes interstitial cystitis worse?

Certain things can worsen the IC, like periods, sexual activity, exercise, and stress. Also, sitting for a longer time can make matters worse.

What foods soothe interstitial cystitis?

While many foods are on the no-no list, some can help you improve cystitis and overall bladder health. Add grains like oats and rice and fruits like bananas, blueberries, avocado, apricots, prunes, raisins, and pears. Moreover, eat celery, bell pepper, eggplants, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, and peas. Take protein from fish, poultry, lamb, beef, and eggs. Mixing these in your diet can help neutralize the acidity and irritation of the bladder.

What is the latest treatment for interstitial cystitis?

The latest treatment for interstitial cystitis is pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS). It is an oral medication that helps repair the bladder lining to help treat cystitis and bladder pain syndrome (BPS).

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