Bladder infection, also called cystitis, comes from upper urinary tract disease, e.g. kidney infection, or may be triggered by lower urinary tract disease, such as benign enlarged prostate, chronic prostatitis, urethral stricture, bladder stones, bladder foreign body and hymen deformities.
In the acute phase, bladder infection causes painful urination, frequent urination, urgent urination, and blood in urine; also produce pain in suprapubic area (i.e. lower abdominal pain or pelvic pain)
In chronic cystitis, in addition to above-mentioned symptoms (usually milder in this phase), bacteriuria and pyuria are prominent. Bacteria and pus in urine are the most main causes of cloudy urine, which are both in association with urinary tract infection (UTI).
When you have the bladder infection, then it is frequent your urine is cloudy. Why is urine cloudy? When you have urinary tract infections, some substances such as mucus, bacteria, pus cells, and/or prostatic fluid will be mixed in the urine. These components do not dissolve in urine, thus causing urine cloudy.
Bladder infection treatment
If you have bladder infection, you should drink plenty of water. Go to hospital for further help and your doctor may suggest you:
- Taking sodium bicarbonate to make urine alkaline;
- Having a hot compress on your bladder area (low abdomen) with medication, or taking a hot water hip bath;
- Antibiotic therapy against urinary tract infection;
- restoration of a normal vaginal environment by estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) in postmenopausal women;
- Deal with bladder stones, urethra stone and enlarged prostate;
- surgical therapy, such as hymen angioplasty.
Bladder infection is an inflammation mainly caused by bacteria E. coli. It is termed as cystitis, and comes from the spread of upper urinary tract infection, e.g. pyelonephritis (bacterial infection in kidney and its pelvis), or secondary to lower urinary tract disease by the way of ascending infection, often seen in benign enlarged prostate, chronic prostatitis, urethral stricture, and hymen deformities. Bladder itself can also cause bladder infection causes. The primary bladder problems can also cause bladder infections in bladder stones, bladder foreign body.
Bacterial bladder infection symptoms
In acute bladder infection, it often causes pain when urination, urinary frequency, urgent urination, and blood in the urine; and also gives rise to bladder pain in your pelvic cavity or lower abdominal area.
In chronic bladder infection, in addition to above-mentioned urinary tract infection symptoms, cloudy urine is a prominent symptom.
Bladder infection causing your urine cloudy is because that infectious bacteria and pus cells/ white blood cells stay in your urine. These components cause fresh urine to be cloudy, more specifically, white cloudy urine.
Last update: 2012-07-19