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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

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cystitis includes the 18 symptoms listed below:

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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 bladder infection.

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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