Which complaints are typical for cystitis?

A bladder infection is almost always noticeable when urinating. If it suddenly burns and the toilet is a torment, then that is a clear indication of an acute urinary tract infection.

Sometimes these burning pains in urination are accompanied by some higher abdominal pains. These can occur when the inflamed bladder contracts convulsively.

Constant urination, even without a full bladder

It is also typical for cystitis that you almost always feel urinary urgency, but then you can only drain a little urine. Even at night you have to go to the bathroom more often. At the same time there is often the feeling of pushing against a resistance.

Sometimes blood in the urine can be visible, but this is more the exception than the rule, especially since you can often not recognize low blood concentrations with the naked eye.

Beware of fever and back pain

Caution should be exercised when fever or pain in the back or on the side of the stomach is added to these symptoms. Then it may be that the germs have continued to move upwards and have also infested the kidneys. Such a threat of pyelonephritis should be taken absolutely seriously because of its potential consequential damage. If you develop such symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Author:Dr. med. Jörg Zorn