Cystitis Treatment

Cystitis Treatment

You can buy antibiotics for cystitis treatment online without a prescription with our online doctor service. Cystitis is an irritating condition that can cause a painful stinging sensation upon urination. This often is as the result of a bacterial infection in the urine.

Women who are prone to repeated episodes of cystitis should inform their GP. This service is more specifically aimed at infrequent occurences of cystitis. Men rarely suffer from cystitis; and it is safer for you to have a face to face consultation with your GP if you feel you may have a urine infection. Our doctors can prescribe cystitis treatments such as Trimethoprim or Nitrofurantoin to help eradicate your cystitis.

Once you have completed the online doctor consultation, our doctor will review your assessment and prescribe the selected medication if it is safe. Our pharmacy will then dispense and dispatch your prescription to your door.

To read more about cystitis, it's symptoms and treatment, read the NHS choices information page.

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Overview

Causes of Cystitis Cystitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection. It is thought to occur when bacteria that live harmlessly in the bowel or on the skin find their way into the bladder through the urethra, and begin to multiply. Cystitis is much more common in women than men, and although it's not known why exactly, it's thought that the urethra being much shorter may be a factor. While it may not be obvious how you caught cystitis, it can be caused by:

  • Having Sex
  • Wiping your bottom after going to the toilet – particularly if you wipe from back to front
  • Inserting a tampon or urinary catheter (a thin tube inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder)

Causes

Causes of Cystitis


Cystitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection. It is thought to occur when bacteria that live harmlessly in the bowel or on the skin find their way into the bladder through the urethra, and begin to multiply.

Cystitis is much more common in women than men, and although it’s not known why exactly, it’s thought that the urethra being much shorter may be a factor.

While it may not be obvious how you caught cystitis, it can be caused by:

  • Having Sex
  • Wiping your bottom after going to the toilet – particularly if you wipe from back to front
  • Inserting a tampon or urinary catheter (a thin tube inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder)

Treatments

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Cystitis can often resolve itself after several days, however in more serious cases, you may need a course of antibiotics. Trimethoprim is the main antibiotic for cystitis, and is available from our online doctor. Once you complete an online assessment, our doctor can assess your suitability for treatment. If your cystitis is mild, you can use cystitis sachets, which can help ease the discomfort felt on urination.

 

Symptoms

Symptoms Of Cystitis

The main symptoms of cystitis are:

  • pain, burning or stinging on urination
  • more frequent need to urinate, or feeling you need to urinate
  • urine can be dark, cloudy or strong smelling
  • pain and discomfort low down in your tummy

FAQ

  • What is Cystitis?

    Cystitis literally means inflammation of the bladder, however is commonly understood to be an infection of the urine, affecting the bladder.

  • What are the symptoms of Cystitis?

    The most common symptoms of cystitis are;

    • Burning sensations / pain upon urination
    • Frequent urination, or feeling like you need to urinate frequently
    • Cloudy and / or foul-smelling urine
    • Pain just above the pubic bone

  • Is cystitis a common infection?

    Yes, especially women, who are almost 10 times more likely to get cystitis than men. Women are more likely to suffer from cystitis because their urethra is smaller and it is in closer proximity to the anus compared to men.

  • How can I prevent cystitis?

    Bladder infections are mostly contracted through the germs from bowel movements transferring from the anus to the urethra. Some types of bacteria rapidly grow in urine and make the infection much worse. This normally occurs in people who don’t go to the toilet enough which leads to infection due to the bacteria in the bladder system. Cystitis can also be caused by prostate problems and kidney stones in men. Dehydration and not drinking enough liquid can concentrate the urine and lead to infection.

  • Can cystitis cause any complications?

    Cystitis in men is usually an indication of a more serious problem and requires medical help from your GP. It can also be caused by STI’s which can have other complications Men should see their GP if they suffer from cystitis. Women can use treatment without face to face referral but if it doesn’t clear up, medical advice is needed. This is because if left untreated after it hasn’t cleared up, it can lead to a serious kidney infection.

  • What treatments are there for Cystitis?

    For milder cases of Cystitis, treatment with potassium citrate sachets may be sufficient. For more stubborn infections, a course of antibiotics such as Trimethoprim, may be required.

  • What is the best antibiotic for cystitis?

    This depends on what bacteria is causing your infection. The most common type of bacteria which causes uncomplicated UTI’s is E coli. The antibiotics which are given to treat this bacteria are Trimethoprim or Nitrofurantoin. If your symptoms do not improve after completing a course of these antibiotics, it is important to see you GP to have your urine tested in case it is a different bacteria which needs a different antibiotic.

  • What causes Cystitis?

    Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.

    It's not always clear how this happens, but it can be caused by:

    • having sex

    • wiping your bottom after going to the toilet – particularly if you wipe from back to front

    • inserting a tampon or urinary catheter (a thin tube inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder)

    • using a diaphragm for contraception

    Women may get cystitis more often than men because their anus (back passage) is closer to their urethra, and their urethra is much shorter, which means bacteria may be able to get into the bladder more easily.

  • Can you buy over the counter treatment for cystitis?

    Sodium bicarbonate or potassium citrate can be purchased over the counter to help alleviate the symptoms of cystitis. These products reduce the acidity of their urine but there's a lack of evidence to suggest they're effective.

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