Bladder Infections (Cystitis)

Cystitis also known as a bladder infection is many times caused by a bacterial infection, which is then referred to as a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Cystitis may also be caused by a reaction to certain drugs, radiation therapy, or irritants (i.e. feminine hygiene spray, spermicidal jellies). Cystitis may also occur as a complication of another illness.

Symptoms of Bladder Infections

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Passing cloudy or strong-smelling urine
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area
  • A feeling of pressure in the lower abdomen
  • Low-grade fever

In young children, new episodes of accidental wetting may be a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI) — especially if wetting occurs:

  • Both at night and during the day
  • Only during the day
  • At least once each week

Our Neighborhood Walk-In Clinic is:

  • Walk-in friendly
  • Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm
  • In-network for most Washington insurers
  • Open extended hours
  • Equipped with X-Ray and Lab on-site
  • Staffed by Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners