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What are symptoms of cystitis?

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If you have cystitis you might notice these symptoms:

In young children, wetting themselves during the day -- if they normally don’t -- can also be a sign. Bed-wetting at night isn’t usually related to cystitis.

  • It burns, stings, or hurts when you pee.
  • The urge to pee is constant.
  • You feel sick (achy and tired, with a low fever).
  • You need to pee often, but only small amounts come out.
  • There’s pain or pressure in your lower belly.
  • Your pee is dark, cloudy, or has a strong smell.

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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