female cystitis

Written by: Top Doctors®
Published: | Updated: 15/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Cystitis is known as inflammation of the bladder due to a bacterial infection. It is a pathology that especially affects women and that is much more frequent in summer. Antibiotics are the best way to fight infection and take care of intimate hygiene is the best prevention.

Cystitis is an infection that occurs mostly among women, in fact a large percentage of the female population has confessed to having suffered cystitis in the last year. This is because the tube that communicates the bladder with the outside is very small and facilitates the entry of bacteria into the urinary tract. In some cases, the infection may be due to a reaction to a medication or to the complication of an underlying disease, however it is rare.

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Cystitis is a very common infection that tends to recur if it is not cured correctly 

In summer this probability of infection multiplies as there is an increase in sexual intercourse, bathing in public places, sweating and lack of hydration. All these practices are common during the holidays and constitute a great risk since they alter the regional flora and its defense mechanisms.

Cystitis and sexual relations

Although it is true that sexual intercourse can lead to cystitis, this does not mean that this type of infection occurs sexually, since the bacteria that causes cystitis can not be spread during sexual intercourse.

80% of the cases of cystitis are the result of a sexual relationship, and this is attested by the " Cranberry study on cystitis and sexual health " carried out by the Institute of Sexual Medicine and the Phytotherapy Research Center, where 16% of the respondents recognize sex as the main cause of their infection. This occurs especially in women who suffer from recurrent or chronic cystitis. In these cases, symptoms and episodes of cystitis appear after each sexual intercourse, last 2 or 3 days and reappear when you return to practice sex.

Symptoms and prevention

Cystitis is the most common type of urine infection. As such it is painful and annoying and can become a serious health problem if the infection reaches the kidneys. The most frequent symptoms are the frequent need to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, discomfort in the pelvic area, and even blood in the urine.

Drinking a minimum of 1.5 liters of liquid per day, urinating every 2-3 hours, washing intimate areas with PhNeutro gels, changing the wet swimsuit and not wearing tight clothes in that area are some of the recommended practices. to prevent cystitis as to complete the treatment based on antibiotics.

 

 

 

Source: Instituto de Medicina Sexual
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
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Urology

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection


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