Bladder infection (cystitis)
Bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection which leads to cystitis. Cystitis in general means that this inflammation of the bladder mucosa.
Patient can present with just a dull aching pain at the suprapubic region and sometimes burning feeling during micturition. This symptoms is more common in females than men.
The usual complaints
- Burning feeling during urination
- stinging sensation
- incomplete voiding
- urgency and frequency
- dribbling of urine
- during late stages when the infection becomes worse, feeling feverish and lethargic.
Most often the symptom tends to subside with mild analgesics and anti-inflammatory medication. You probably need to do a urine analysis and culture sensitivity to rule out a bacterial infection and sometimes need a course of antibiotics.
There might be a need to do further tests if your symptoms recur frequently or you have recurrent urinary tract infection. Depending on the results, you will be advised accordingly about the test.
You might be also given urine alkaliniser’s, advised to drink lots of fluid and some mild analgesics for pain relief. Rarely there is a need for intravenous antibiotics.