How to Know if You Have Cystitis
To know if you have cystitis, you must be aware of the signs and symptoms. They are as follows.
Pain during Urination
The most common symptom of cystitis for both men and women is pain during urination. You can also describe this as a burning sensation when peeing. If you’ll notice, pain during urination is very common for urinary tract infection.
Frequent Urge to Urinate
According to reports, a healthy person urinates about 7 times in a day. While sleeping they may wake up once to pee, but no more than that. If you have cystitis, you may experience frequency in urination. The odd thing is once you are in the comfort room you’ll probably just pass a few drops of urine.
Urgency to Urinate
If you want to know if you have cystitis, take note of the urgency to urinate. At first glance, it may seem similar to the frequency in urination, but the two are different.
Urinary frequency is when you urinate more times than normal. Urgency is the abrupt and sometimes, overwhelming need to urinate even immediately after voiding.
Bladder Pain or Pressure
Aside from pain during urination, someone who’s suffering from cystitis may also experience bladder pain or pressure. To be more specific, you might feel it in the lower part of your abdomen.
The location of this pain or pressure may differ, though. You might also experience it on:
- Lower back
- Pelvic region
- For women, they may feel it in the perineum or vulva
- For men, they may feel it in the area behind their scrotum, on their penis, or testicles.
Finally, please note that some people feel the pain when their bladder is “filling up.”