Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder which is usually caused by an infection. It is a common urinary tract infection in women and mild cases will often clear up without treatment. Symptoms include:

  • pain, burning or stinging when you pass water
  • needing to pass water more often and urgently than normal
  • urine that's dark, cloudy or smells strong
  • pain low down in your tummy
  • feeling generally unwell, achy, sick and tired

Men should see their own doctor for cystitis treatment as further tests will usually be needed.

If you have had the symptoms above for several days and have already tried the self help options described in the link below and you are a woman over 18 years you can access our online prescriber treatments above:

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