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Causes, symptoms and treatment of postcoital cystitis in women

In the woman's body lot of vulnerabilities, even a minor laceration of the soft tissues can cause pain and discomfort. Postcoital cystitis is a fairly common problem for women. Cystitis can occur for both women and men. However, the female urogenital system are the most prone to inflammation and complications.

Introduction to terminology

In medicine, cystitis is considered to be inflammation of the bladder, usually triggered by infection. Cystitis can be transmitted from mother to infant of the female sex at birth. In males cystitis can be caused by acute prostatitis or urinary infection. But most cystitis are more likely women, this is due to the peculiarities of the anatomical structure of the female reproductive system.

Post-coital cystitis in women occur after sexual intercourse. To penetrate the female internal sex organs of the infection is much easier than men. Infection is the upward flow, therefore the disease will develop incrementally - from mild inflammation to a serious hearth.

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In General, the prognosis for timely treatment in most cases positive. The first positive dynamics is observed from the first days of medical treatment.

A visit to the gynecologist for suspected post-coital cystitis is necessary for several reasons:

  • the doctor will take on the biochemical study of smears of the mucous membranes, which will show the true picture of the disease;
  • will do ultrasound of internal organs of the urogenital system;
  • you will need to take blood and urine for biochemical research.

Usually prescribed available antibiotics, probiotics and vitamin complexes.

Proven vaginal suppositories effectively decreasing inflammation and has a beneficial effect on mucous membranes and internal organs.

The composition of some candles includes anesthetizing components, relieving acute symptoms.

In the home can be used decoctions of medicinal herbs for douching and local cleaning of the inflamed mucosa. In this case, will cope with illness and quickly facilitate as decoctions of flowers of calendula, chamomile, celandine, yarrow, sage, flowers of acacia, plantain, burdock root. However, it should be noted that herbs to get rid of acute cystitis is impossible, their teas can be connected only as a secondary treatment.

At the time of treatment sexual intimacy needs to be temporarily restricted.


Prevention of any disease of the genitourinary system should be to ensure, to minimize the possibility of entering the reproductive system of pathogenic infections. A woman should monitor the condition of the secretions of the vagina, to observe daily personal hygiene. Gynecologists usually recommend to empty the bladder before intercourse and after it.

You need to undergo regular routine examinations by a gynecologist and urologist. Every woman preferably once a year to do ultrasound of internal organs of the abdominal cavity in order to avoid the late detection of disease with hidden symptoms. Some diseases of the genitourinary system can occur so secretly that the first symptoms of their presence manifest themselves already at an advanced stage when medical treatment may be powerless.