cystitis

noun
cys·ti·tis | \si-ˈstī-təs \

Definition of cystitis 

: inflammation of the urinary bladder

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Interstitial cystitis, or IC, is a mysterious, painful bladder condition with no known cause or cure. Simone Gorrindo, The Cut, "Living With a Disease That Feels Like a Never-ending UTI," 3 July 2018 Cranberry juice has been used by women worldwide to prevent and treat cystitis and other bladder disorders, although research results have been mixed. Stephanie Feuer, Good Housekeeping, "9 Fruits And Vegetables That Are Natural Diuretics—No Pills Necessary," 5 Sep. 2017 Younger women who've been infected are more at risk for developing cystitis or bladder infections if E. coli get pushed from the urethra into the bladder. Dahna M. Chandler, Woman's Day, "The Most Common UTI Symptoms in Women," 22 May 2017 Painful-bladder syndrome Technically known as interstitial cystitis, this condition is what doctors call pain in the bladder with no obvious or identifiable cause. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "12 Reasons You Might Have Cramps That Have Nothing to Do With Your Period," 27 Mar. 2018 There are people who say they’ve been forced to quit their jobs due to a severe form of UTI pain called interstitial cystitis. Jessica Furseth, The Cut, "The Wild, Necessary World of Online Advice for UTI Pain," 12 Mar. 2018 In 2009, Amanda Jantzi weaned herself off opioids by switching to the more expensive Lyrica to treat the pain associated with interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition. Katie Thomas And Charles Ornstein, New York Times, "Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers," 17 Sep. 2017 Nohl, a native of Indianapolis who now lives in Greensburg, says he was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and prostatitis last year, conditions that affect his bladder and prostate. Nate Chute, Indianapolis Star, "Meet the Indiana man with a superhuman tolerance for crazy hot peppers," 1 Nov. 2017 Many women suffer from invisible chronic diseases — from fibromyalgia to vulvodynia to interstitial cystitis to migraine — that have historically been seen as psychosomatic and remain poorly understood. Maya Dusenbery, Cosmopolitan, "Millions of Women Suffer From a Disease That Virtually Sucks the Life Out of Them — But Doctors Still Don’t Take It Seriously," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cystitis

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cystitis

New Latin

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cystitis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cystitis

medical : infection of the bladder

cystitis

noun
cys·ti·tis | \sis-ˈtīt-əs \
plural cystitides\-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of cystitis 

: inflammation of the urinary bladder

Other Words from cystitis

cystitic \(ˈ)sis-ˈtit-ik \ adjective

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