Symptoms of Cystitis
Symptoms of Cystitis: Introduction
The symptoms of cystitis result from the inflammation of the bladder and possibly the urethra. Symptoms can include feeling the need to urine in a hurry (urgency) and frequent urination (frequency) that produces only a small amount of urine each time. Urine can also be cloudy, foul-smelling and/or bloody or pink colored (hematuria).
Other symptoms include difficulty urinating and extreme burning or pain with urination (dysuria), cloudy foul-smelling urine, and bloody urine (hematuria). Lower abdominal pain and fever may also occur.
Cystitis that is caused by a bacterial urinary tract infection can lead to potentially serious, even life-threatening complications, in some people, especially if left untreated. These include pyelonephritis, kidney failure and sepsis. Symptoms of these conditions may include fever, chills, flank pain, change in consciousness, nausea, vomiting, hypotension, and shock. People at risk for these complications include the elderly, people with a history of kidney stones, kidney disease, or chronic conditions that affect the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS and diabetes. People who have an indwelling catheter in their bladder are also at risk.
Other complications of cystitis caused by an untreated urinary tract infection may include problems with a pregnancy, such premature birth and having a low birth weight baby....more about Cystitis »
Symptoms of Cystitis
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Cystitis:
The lining of the bladder, urethra, ureters, and
kidneys become irritated with a urinary tract infection, just like the
inside of the nose or throat with a cold. If your child is an infant or is
only a few years old, the signs of a urinary tract infection may not be
clear, since children that young cannot tell you just how they feel. Your
child may have a high fever, be irritable, or not eat.
On the other hand, sometimes a child may have only a low-grade fever,
experience nausea and vomiting, or just not seem healthy. The diaper urine
may have an unusual smell. If your child has a high temperature and
appears sick for more than a day without signs of a runny nose or other
obvious cause for discomfort, he or she may need to be checked for a
An older child with bladder irritation may complain of pain in the
abdomen and pelvic area. Your child may urinate often. If the kidney is
infected, your child may complain of pain under the side of the rib cage
(the flank) or low back pain. Crying or complaining that it hurts to
urinate and producing only a few drops of urine at a time are other signs
of urinary tract infection. Your child may have difficulty controlling the
urine and may leak urine into clothing or bedsheets. The urine may smell
unusual or look cloudy.
(Source: excerpt from Urinary Tract Infections in Children: NIDDK)
Cystitis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
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Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Cystitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Cystitis symptoms.