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Bladder infection

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.
Symptoms of cystitis
The symptoms of cystitis can vary between children and adults. Common symptoms include a burning pain when urinating, feeling weak and fever.
Causes of cystitis
The most common cause of cystitis is a bacterial infection. Other causes include damage or irritation around the urethra,
Diagnosing cystitis
Women who have had cystitis before may be able to recognise the symptoms without seeing their GP. Men and children should always see their GP.
Treating cystitis
There are some self-help treatments that can ease the discomfort of cystitis, or your GP may prescribe antibiotics.
Persistent cystitis
Interstitial cystitis causes recurring discomfort in the bladder and pelvic area. The symptoms vary between individuals, but some can people experience intense pain.
Preventing cystitis
It's not always possible to prevent cystitis, but you can take some steps to help avoid the condition.