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How is cystitis diagnosed?

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To diagnose cystitis, your doctor will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms. You may then get:

Often, the cause is a bladder infection and that’s all the testing you need.

  • Urine analysis to check for bacteria, blood, or pus in your pee
  • Urine culture to find out which type bacteria you have

From: What Is Cystitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

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