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What causes cystitis?

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Usually, bacteria such as E. coli cause cystitis. They normally live on your skin and in your intestines, and they’re not a problem. But if they get into the urethra, which is the tube that carries pee out of your body, bacteria can end up in your bladder and cause issues.

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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