Medical jargon is like a language in itself. Terms like bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and hemoptysis are just complicated ways to explain basic concepts. The same holds true in the case of cystitis. While it might sound like a dangerous condition involving the growth of cysts on your body, it’s actually just the fancy-schmancy term that most doctors use to say that your bladder is inflamed.
There are a few key signs that can tell you early on that you’re dealing with cystitis. Today we’re going to take a look at a few of them so that you can detect your cystitis early in the future and thus get better treatment for it. While cystitis often stays just as long even with early treatment, it generally presents less severe symptoms if you get medicated in the first few stages.
1. A persistent and strong urge to urinate
One of the most characteristic signs of cystitis is a persistent and strong urge to urinate. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise seeing as any inflammation of the bladder is bound to cause changes in your urination cycle. That being said, there’s actually more than meets the eye here.
Cystitis, beyond inflaming your bladder, can also increase the internal pressure. The increase in pressure will make these “calls of nature” louder and more frequent. Some patients have even said that the urge occurs so frequently that it might as well be constant. There are some medications that your doctor may prescribe to reduce the frequency at which you urinate and also lessen the severity of the urge. The urge may become more intense as the inflammation worsens.