Cystitis is sometimes misdiagnosed as Prostatitis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Prostatitis , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Cystitis.

If the cause of cystitis is bacterial, antibiotics are prescribed. Non-infectious cystitis are treated depending on the underlying cause. Diagnosis is confirmed by reviewing the medical history as well as performing a urine test to check for bacteria or blood in the urine. Other tests include a cystoscopy during which the doctor can remove a small sample for biopsy.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Pain in lower abdomen, blood in urine, frequent urge to urinate, burning pain or on urination, strong-smelling urine, cloudy urine

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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