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How can you get bladder pain from a urinary tract infection?

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The urinary tract is normally sterile, but sometimes bacteria can sneak in through the urethra -- which connects the bladder with the outside of the body -- and cause an infection. This infection can lead to painful inflammation.

From: Bladder Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) web site: "What I need to know about Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web site: "Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)."

WebMD Medical Reference From Healthwise: "Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults."

Katz, V.L., Lentz, G.M., Lobo, R.A., Gershenson, D.M. , 5th ed., Mosby Elsevier, 2007. Comprehensive Gynecology

Wein, A.J. , 9th ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology

Goldman, L., Ausiello, D., , 23rd ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Cecil Textbook of Medicine

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Bladder Cancer."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) web site: "What I need to know about Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web site: "Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)."

WebMD Medical Reference From Healthwise: "Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults."

Katz, V.L., Lentz, G.M., Lobo, R.A., Gershenson, D.M. , 5th ed., Mosby Elsevier, 2007. Comprehensive Gynecology

Wein, A.J. , 9th ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology

Goldman, L., Ausiello, D., , 23rd ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Cecil Textbook of Medicine

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Bladder Cancer."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

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