Cystitis (UTI)

Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI). It can affect anyone of any age, but is more likely to occur in women. It can be treated with a 3-day course of antibiotics. Same-day collection of treatment is available with our service.

Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI). It can affect anyone of any age, but is more likely to occur in women. It can be treated with a 3-day course of antibiotics. Same-day collection of treatment is available with our service.

About cystitis

  • Symptoms of cystitis

    Cystitis typically causes an urge to urinate (wee), the need to pass urine frequently and a burning or stinging feeling when you urinate. Occasionally, cystitis can cause feverish symptoms, discomfort in your lower tummy and blood in your urine.

  • Causes of cystitis

    Cystitis is usually caused by bacteria in your bladder or urethra (the tube that carries wee out of your body). It's more common in women than in men because women have a shorter urethra, located near to the anus, so it comes into contact with bacteria more easily.

  • Cystitis treatment

    The first-choice treatment for cystitis is an antibiotic called Nitrofurantoin. This must be prescribed, and you can request this through our service.

    Mild symptoms of UTIs can clear up on their own within a few days. You should drink plenty of water and refrain from sexual intercourse during this time. Over-the-counter painkillers can also be taken to help relieve pain or discomfort.

  • Our cystitis clinic

    Request the treatment and complete your questionnaire. We will use this information to ensure that the treatment is safe and suitable for you. Nitrofurantoin is available for in-store collection only.

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