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Glossary for Cystitis

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: A weakness and bulging of a section of an abdominal blood vessel called the abdominal aorta. It is usually associated with severe atherosclerosis in the blood vessel.
  • Acute bacterial prostatitis: Bacterial prostatitis is a bacterial inflammation of the prostate gland, in men.
  • Acute prostatitis: An acute condition which affects the prostate which is the result of infammation
  • Acute urinary conditions: An acute condition that occurs in the urinary system
  • Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency: A rare genetic disorder where an enzyme (2, 8-dihydroxyadenine) deficiency results in urinary tract stone formation.
  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Appendicitis/acute appendicitis/chronic appendicitis:
  • Autoimmune Interstitial Cystitis: Interstitial cystitis caused by an autoimmune reaction
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: Non-cancerous prostrate enlargement common with aging
  • Bladder Cancer: Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of malignant growths of the urinary bladder. It is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder.
  • Bladder Incontinence (Pregnancy): Bladder incontinence that occurs during pregnancy
  • Bladder conditions: Any condition affecting the bladder
  • Bladder pain: Pain affecting the bladder
  • Campylobacter fetus infection: Campylobacter fetus is a food borne bacterial infection which may vary in severity from mild to severe. The bacteria are opportunistic and mainly affect debilitated patients but can also occur in healthy patients. Abortion due to blood infection in the fetus can occur in pregnant women who become infected. The infection is less likely to cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea than other Campylobacter infections but is prone to causing infection in other parts of the body such as the appendix, abdominal cavity, central nervous system (meningitis), gallbladder, urinary tract and blood stream. Cattle and sheep are the main source of this bacteria.
  • Campylobacter jejuni infection: Campylobacter jejuni infection is a common food borne bacterial infection which may vary in severity from mild to severe. Death can occur in severe cases but tends to occur in patients with other existing illnesses such as HIV, cancer or liver disease. The infection can in rare cause infection in other parts of the body such as the appendix, abdominal cavity, central nervous system (meningitis), gallbladder, urinary tract and blood stream. Undercooked chicken is the main source of infection.
  • Celexa -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Celexa (an antidepressant) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Benzidine: Benzidine is a chemical used mainly in the production of azo dyes for such products as leather, paper and textiles. The chemical is readily absorbed through the skin. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis: Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a condition in which infection of the prostate and the related symptoms develop more slowly.. The infection is normally just in the prostate, and there is no other infection such as a bladder infection. Symptoms are not as dramatic as with an acute infection. The symptoms may 'drag on', or come and go.
  • Cystinuria: A rare inherited condition characterized by the abnormal transport of various amino acids (cystine, lysine, arginine, ornithine) resulting in excess amounts in the urinary system where it can form stones.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Diabetic neuropathy: Nerve damage from diabetes affecting any body part; most commonly feet.
  • Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
  • Enlarged prostate: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that may restrict the flow of urine from the bladder.
  • Eosinophilic cystitis: Eosinophilic cystitis is an unusual variant of cystitis that may be characterized by dysuria and hematuria. Biopsy is essential to establish the diagnosis. It usually causes irritative voiding symptoms and hematuria and in its rare tumor-like appearance the disease may mimic an invasive bladder neoplasm.
  • Frequent urination: Urinating more often than normal
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Group B Streptococcal Infections: "Strep" bacteria that may affect newborns and the immune-compromised; compare strep A.
  • Hematuria: Blood in the urine
  • Honeymoon Bladder: Urinary tract infection, usually in women, arising from period of frequent sexual intercourse.
  • Hydronephrosis with Peculiar Facies: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by an unusual face and abnormalities in organs involved with urination.
  • Inflammatory conditions that may be pathogenic or non-pathogenic: Medical conditions causing inflammation, whether due to a pathogen (e.g. bacteria, virus), or a systemic or other cause.
  • Interferon Beta -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Interferon Beta during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Interstitial cystitis: A rare condition involving inflammatory disease of the bladder which progresses slowly.
  • Inverted smile -- occult nephropathic bladder: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by an unusual face and abnormalities in organs involved with urination.
  • Isolation: Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Lack of urine: Total lack of any urine output
  • Lower abdominal pain: The occurrence of pain located in the lower abdominal region
  • Mucoepithelial dysplasia, Witkop type: A rare inherited disorder primarily involving mucosal lesions throughout the body as well as skin, hair and lung problems.
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Nephrocalcinosis: A condition characterized by calcium salt deposits in the kidneys which may affect it's ability to function. The condition refers to a generally increased level of calcium in the kidneys rather than actual localized deposits such as occurs in kidney stones. It may be caused by such things as high blood calcium levels and tuberculosis. The condition often goes unnoticed until kidney or urinary tract stones form.
  • Nocturia: Urination during the night
  • Nonspecific genitourinary infections: A condition which is characterized by a genitourinary infection like symptoms without a specific cause being found
  • Obstructive nephropathy: A condition which is characterized by obstructive of the urinary tract resulting in kidney disease and dysfunction
  • Overactive bladder/urinary incontinence:
  • Pasteurella multocida: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Pasteurella multocida. It is often transmitted through bites and scratches from pets and it can be found in mammals and fowl.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Infection of the womb and fallopian tubes.
  • Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Zidovudine: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Zidovudine (an anti-HIV drug) has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
  • Posterior valve, urethra: A congenital defect where there is an abnormal membrane in the back of the male urethra which affects urine flow. The urine can flow back through the valve and cause problems for organs such as the urethra, bladder, ureters and even the kidneys. The severity of the condition is determined by the severity of the malformation. Severe defects can cause fetal death and mild defects may cause incontinence.
  • Primary hyperoxaluria type 2: A rare inherited inborn metabolic disorder characterized by excessive amounts of oxalate in the urine and deposits of oxalate in the kidneys which leads to progressive kidney failure. There are two subtypes of Oxalosis, each with a different origin for the genetic defect involved. Type 2 involves a deficiency of a liver enzyme called D-Glycerate Dehydrogenase. Type 2 tends to cause a milder disease than type 1 with better longterm outcomes.
  • Prostatitis: Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, in men.
  • Pyelonephritis: Kidney and ureter infection usually bacterial from the bladder.
  • Reflux nephropathy: A condition which is characterized by reflux of urine from the bladder back up the ureters
  • Renal carbuncle: Kidney abscess
  • Salpingitis: Inflammation of the fallopian tubes
  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
  • Schistosomiasis japonica: A trematode which causes schistosomiasis japonica
  • Schistosomiasis mansoni: A trematode which causes schistosomiasis mansoni
  • Serratia: An infectious disease caused by bacteria from the Serratia genus. The bacteria can cause urinary tract infection, pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, septicemia, eye infection, meningitis and wound infections. This type of bacterial infection shows some antibiotic resistance. Symptoms and severity depend on the location and extent of the infection.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord as a result of a direct trauma to the spinal cord itself or as a result of indirect damage to the bones and soft tissues and vessels surrounding the spinal cord.
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A bacteria that is usually found in aquatic environments, is not very virulent and rarely infects humans. Most cases of infection tends to occur through use of hospital appliances such as catheters, I.V lines and breathing tubes in immunocompromised people.
  • Trichomoniasis: Sexually transmitted parasitic infection.
  • Type 1 diabetes: Severe insulin-treated diabetes typically occurring in young people.
  • Urachal cancer: A very rare cancer that occurs in the top of the urinary bladder. The urachus is a tube which joins the belly button to the top of the bladder. After birth, this tube gradually disappears and the amount remaining varies from person to person.
  • Urachal cyst: A cyst which occurs in the remnants between the umbilicus and bladder
  • Urethral syndrome: Group of urinary symptoms
  • Urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra
  • Urinary Incontinence: Reduced ability to control urine flow.
  • Urinary burning: Burning type of urinary pain or burning during urination
  • Urinary difficulty: Various difficulties with urination
  • Urinary disorders: Any disorder that affects the urinary system
  • Urinary outflow obstruction: Inability to micturate can be due to external, internal or neurogenic in nature.
  • Urinary pain: Pain in any part of the urinary system.
  • Urinary stones: Stones in the urinary tract or bladder.
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Urinary tract infections: Infection of the urinary system; usually bacterial.
  • Urinary tract infections (child): Infection of the urinary system in children.
  • Urinary urgency: Excessive or frequent urges to urinate
  • Urofacial syndrome: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by an unusual face and abnormalities in organs involved with urination.
  • Vesicoureteral reflux: Reverse flow of urine from bladder back into kidneys.
  • Xanthine oxydase deficiency: The deficiency of an enzyme that is involved in the degradation of purine
  • Xanthinuria: A hereditary condition that is characterised by a disorder of purine metabolism

 

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