(3) With a severe infection, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal or
low back pain.
Occasionally, no symptoms at all.
e. Treatment of Cystitis. Included are the following:
Urinalysis with culture and sensitivity test, if available.
(2) Systemic treatment with antibacterials such as Macrodantin and
Application of heat locally.
Analgesics and antispasmodics for spasms of smooth muscles of the
Cystitis (as well as diabetes) may develop in a person whose resistance to
infection is low. The danger in cystitis is that this infection may ascend to
other parts of the urinary tract.
3-20. TUMORS OF THE BLADDER
a. Etiology of Tumors of the Bladder. The most prevalent tumors in males
over 50 are bladder tumors. They are more common than benign papillomas and
various kinds of cancer. About 90 percent of bladder tumors arise from the epithelial
lining. Possible causes include:
(1) Toxins, particularly certain aniline dyes. (Many aniline dyes are obtained
from coal tar.)
Chronic infestations of schistosomes (blood flukes) in the bladder.
Heavy cigarette smoking.
(4) The presence of urinary stones. These may develop and increase in
size within the bladder.