Cystitis is sometimes misdiagnosed as Urinary Tract Infection

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection, 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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