CYSTITIS (Urinary Tract Infection)
If you have had Cystitis before and if you are sure this is a recurrence of a cystitis, sometimes it is completely safe to be treated without coming to see a doctor for a face-to-face visit. You can simply fill out this online assessment form and receive treatment and advice for cystitis from our clinician at the comfort of your home.
CYSTITIS TREATMENT: We can off you antibiotics such as Nitrofurantoin or Trimethoprim, and symptom reliever like Ural Sachet
IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?: Females between ages 16 – 65 years with classic symptoms of cystitis (urinary tract infection) can easily and safely be treated through E-consultation. Classic symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) such as pain, stinging or a burning feeling when passing urine; needing to pass urine frequently; passing frequent, small amounts of urine; passing smelly, dark, cloudy urine; fever; pain or tenderness low in your tummy.
*If you have symptoms of Kidney Infection (Severe flank pain, rigors, vomiting), please do not use E-Consult and book a face-to-face appointment ASAP
HOW IT WORKS
1. ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS
2. SPEAK WITH CLINICIAN
3. RECEIVE TREATMENT
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CYSTITIS
Cystitis (AKA Urinary Tract Infection) are common in women. 5 in 10 women will have a cystitis in their lifetime. Most cystitis are due to bacteria that comes from your own digestive tract. They are usually easily treated with short course of antibiotics.
Typical symptoms include pain/stinging when passing urine as well as passing urine more frequently. You can also have fever, blood in your urine and discomfort in the lower abdomen.
- Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It’s usually caused by a urine infection, also referred to as a urinary tract infection (UTI).Cystitis is more common in females than males. Some factors make you more likely to develop cystitis including: being pregnant; being sexually active; using spermicide; being post-menopausal; having diabetes; using a urinary catheter; having abnormalities in your kidneys, bladder or urinary system; being immune-compromised.
- Symptoms can include:
- pain, stinging or a burning feeling when passing urine
- needing to pass urine frequently
- passing frequent, small amounts of urine
- passing smelly, dark, cloudy urine
- having a fever
- having pain or tenderness low in your tummy
- here are several things that may prevent cystitis:
- drink plenty of fluids
- have a shower instead of a bath
- pass urine frequently, making sure your bladder is fully emptied
- females wiping front-to-back with toilet paper after urinating (not back-to-front)
- females changing tampons/menstrual cups after a bowel movement
- passing urine shortly after sexual intercourse
- using a lubricant with sexual intercourse may be beneficial
- avoid using spermicides
- drinking cranberry juice may reduce your risk (but this is not proven)
- Cystitis can be treated with a course of antibiotics. Some people find taking simple pain relief helpful. It is also important to keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of clear fluids.
- Cystitis can usually be diagnosed by the signs and symptoms alone, without the need for a urine test. In some cases, a urine test might be required.