Acute Cystitis: Symptoms
Pronounced: sis-TY-tisEn Español (Spanish Version)
Acute cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It is usually caused by an infection. There are 2 types are of acute cystitis:
- Uncomplicated—occurs in premenopausal, nonpregnant women, and in those with no other underlying conditions
- Complicated—occurs with underlying conditions
The Urinary Tract
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Acute cystitis is most often caused by bacteria. Bacteria enter the urethra and travel into the bladder. The urethra is a tube that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside. Bacteria may come from the lower intestines, the rectal area, or skin. Occasionally acute cystitis can be the result of medications or trauma.
Last reviewedJanuary 2015by Adrienne Carmack, MD
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