CYSTITIS – BLADDER INFECTION
Cystitis is a common urinary tract infection that usually occurs when bacteria enter the opening of the urethra and multiply.
Normal urine contains no bacteria. Sometimes, however, bacteria from outside the body get into the urinary tract, and cause infection and inflammation. This is a urinary tract infection. The infection can involve the urethra (a condition called urethritis), kidneys (a condition called pyelonephritis) or bladder, (a condition called cystitis). Cystitis is the most common type of urinary tract infection.
A bladder infection can be painful and annoying, and it can become a serious health problem if the infection spreads to your kidneys.
If you get frequent urinary tract infections, your doctor may do tests to check for other health problems—such as diabetes or an abnormal urinary system—that may be contributing to your infections.