Infection or inflammation of the urinary bladder or any part of the urinary system caused by a type of bacteria called Escherichia coli (E. coli). This results in urge to urinate, blood in urine and burning while urinating.
Symptoms include persistent urge to urinate, blood in the urine and a burning sensation.
The most common cause is bacterial infection. It is also caused by certain drugs, chemicals and other conditions.
Diagnosis involves certain tests and procedures to confirm the condition.
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→ How is this diagnosed?
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnosed by medical professional
- Requires lab test or imaging
- Can last several days or weeks
- Transmitted through sexual contact
- More common in females
- Urgent medical attention recommended
Treatment involves medications, surgery and therapy.
Antibiotics: To treat bacterial infection.
Ampicillin . Ceftriaxone
Sacral nerve stimulation: Mild electrical pulses are used to reduce the frequency of urination and relieve pelvic pain.
Bladder distention: To stretch the bladder with water or gas to improve the symptoms.
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