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is a term that refers to urinary bladder inflammation. It is most commonly caused by a bacterial infection in which case it is referred to as a urinary tract infection.
Signs and symptoms
Feeling unwell, weak or feverish
Urine that contains traces of blood (haematuria)
Dark, cloudy or strong smelling urine
Need to urinate at night (nocturia)
Pain above the pubic bone, or in the lower back or abdomen
Painful urination (dysuria)
Frequent urination (polyuria) or urgent need to urinate (urinary urgency)
Pressure in the lower pelvis
Interstitial cystitis is considered more of an injury to the bladder resulting in constant irritation and rarely involves the presence of infection. Antibiotics are not used in the treatment of Interstitial cystitis. The cause of Interstitial cystitis is unknown, though some suspect it may be autoimmune where the immune system attacks the bladder.
Traumatic cystitis is probably the most common form of cystitis in the female, and is due to bruising of the bladder, usually by abnormally forceful sexual intercourse and is often followed by bacterial cystitis.
Hemorrhagic cystitis , can occur as a side effect of cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and radiation therapy. It is characterized by hematuria (is the presence of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the urine).
Interstitial cystitis: Amitriptyline, Duloxetine
The first step in the treatment of Hemorrhagic cystitis should be directed toward clot evacuation. Clot evacuation can be performed by placing a wide-lumen bladder catheter at bedside.
Viral hemorrhagic cystitis in children generally spontaneously resolves within a few days.
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