Cystitis can occur at any age, in men and women, but is more common in women. It is more common in women who are sexually active or pregnant. Almost all women will experience cystitis at least once in their lifetime and around one in five women will get it again known as recurrent cystitis. You should see your GP if you experience the symptoms of cystitis for the first time. The symptoms of cystitis in men can be caused by other conditions so men should also see their GP if they notice symptoms.
And with each subsequent infection, your risk of a recurrent ones goes up, according to the National Institutes of Health. While the painful symptoms like burning or stinging with urination may seem bad enough, the risk of a dangerous kidney infection means this common condition can also become a scary and expensive experience. Avoid developing UTIs in the first place with these tips from Dr.
Joy of all joys: You have a urinary tract infection. Everyone can agree that UTIs are obnoxious. One of the only things I hate more than that telltale burning urge to pee is when my UTI takes it a step further and stymies my sex life. Your urinary tract includes your kidneys, ureters tubes that connect your kidneys to your bladder , bladder, and urethra the tube through which you pee , according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIDDK.