When inflammation in the bladder of a person occurs then it is known as cystitis. The main cause of cystitis is any type of bacterial infection and it is also known as urinary tract infection. This problem is more common among females. This type of infection shows some problems known as symptoms and if these symptoms are not treated properly then the infection may spread to the kidneys which will give other major health issues.
So timely action is necessary to get rid of this problem. The symptoms of cystitis derives from inflammation of the bladder and urethra. Bacterial cystitis can become a life threatening problem if not treated well on time. These problems are kidney failure, pyelonephritis and sepsis. The risk of these health issues is more among the aged people and who have a history of kidney stones or other kidney problem or diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
Various Signs and Symptoms of Cystitis are Described in Detail Here:
As the problem of cystitis is related to urinary tract so it leads to various types of problem while passing the urine. Frequent urge to urinate arises and it becomes difficult to urinate. A burning sensation is felt while passing the urine. In some cases, you will feel the need to urinate just after passing your urine. To get rid of this problem, you should increase the intake of water and if the problem still persists then seek medical care.
Pain in the Abdomen and Lower Back
Pain in the bladder and in the lower abdomen is observed. It becomes very difficult to do normal activities in a life of a person. The pain is negligible initially but when it starts increasing then it causes lots of discomfort to the patient. The lower abdomen experience cramps in the middle part.
In case you are suffering from back pain then it shows the presence of bacteria in the bladder that have moved up to the kidneys. This is a threat to kidneys as may lead to chronic kidney infection. So whenever lower back pain or pain in the abdomen arises in concurrence with other urinary infection then medical attention should be sought immediately.
The color of the urine changes. You will notice your urine to be cloudy or dark yellowish or orange in color. The color becomes cloudy due to the presence of more WBC’s in the blood which are fighting with the penetrating bacteria’s. Dark yellow or orange colored urine shows the presence of blood in the urine. It has a strong bad odor. Whenever you will notice such kind of symptoms it becomes necessary to seek medical consultation.
Fever and Chills
Low grade fever is experienced and this is due to the fact that the fever is in response to the immune system that helps to prevent further growth of bacteria as high body temperature obstruct the bacterial growth.
But if the fever is not coming down and is worsening the urinary infection symptoms then it shows kidney infection. Some people who have less immunity face severe chills in addition to fever.
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