What is cystitis?

Published On: Jun 07 2012 03:37:25 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2012 03:48:47 PM EDT

According to the Mayo Clinic, cystitis refers to the inflammation of the bladder.


The Mayo Clinic states that often cystitis is caused by a bacterial infection. Bladder infections, or UTIs, can become serious if not treated.


Cystitis can also be a result of reaction to certain drugs, catheters or other irritants, the Mayo Clinic states.


Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial cystitis.