Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI). It can affect anyone of any age but is more likely to occur in women. It can be treated with a three-day course of antibiotics.

Cystitis typically causes an urge to urinate (wee), the need to pass urine frequently, and a burning or stinging feeling when you urinate. Occasionally, cystitis can cause feverish symptoms, discomfort in your lower tummy, and blood in your urine.

Mild symptoms of UTIs can clear up on their own within a few days. You should drink plenty of water and refrain from sexual intercourse during this time. Over-the-counter painkillers can also be taken to help relieve pain or discomfort.

We are able to provide a short course of antibiotics without the need to see your GP. We can also offer free advice to help improve symptoms of the infection and suggest painkillers to manage the pain.