Auckland Sexual Health Service
Public Service, Sexual Health
Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bacterial infection. Cystitis is not sexually transmitted but sexual activity may trigger cystitis in some women.
The symptoms of cystitis may include:
- A burning feeling when passing urine
- Increased frequency of urination and urgency to pass urine
- Passing small amounts of urine
- Strong smelling urine
- Lower abdominal pain.
Diagnosis is made by testing the urine for bacteria.
Cystitis is treated with a course of antibiotics.