Cystitis is a common, but unpleasant UTI (urinary tract infection) that causes pain when you urinate and you will feel the need to pee more often and urgently than normal. Common symptoms of cystitis include pain or burning sensation when peeing, urine that is dark, cloudy or smells strong and needing to pee more often than normal.
It is caused when bacteria that usually live harmlessly in the bowel or skin find their way into the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body). Working out why this happened can be tricky, but it can occur through having sex, wiping your bottom incorrectly after going to the toilet (you should always wipe front to back), inserting a tampon or urinary catheter or using a diaphragm for contraception.
Remember, your final treatment will be decided by our prescribers based on your answers provided within your consultation. You will be asked to indicate a preferred treatment option from a selected list after completion of your consult.
What Cystitis & Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) treatment can do
Cystitis symptoms aren’t usually a cause for concern and most cases will clear up within a few days, you can usually use pain killers or over-the-counter cystitis relief products to manage symptoms.
However, if you are experiencing episodes of cystitis frequently or your symptoms do not improve, it is important to seek medical advice, as you may need regular treatment or it may be a sign of a kidney infection.
Antibiotics like MacroBID, which is commonly used to treat infections of the bladder, kidney and urinary tract, are often prescribed to those who have serious or frequent cystitis.
Antibiotics work by killing off the bacteria that causes an infection, helping your body to fight it so you can recover more quickly and easing your symptoms fast.
If your cystitis symptoms have not improved after a few days, fill in our quick questionnaire and our prescriber will identify the cystitis medication options for you, then we will ship your medication quickly and discreetly in plain packaging.