The Symptoms of Catarrh Of The Bladder or Cystitis

ACUTE: Chilliness; pain and tenderness in the region of the bladder, extending to the perinoeum, and down the limbs; burning pain in the urethra; frequent scanty urination; either slight or high fewer, or none at all; nausea; urine clouded with pus, stringy mucus and blood; clammy sweats.

CHRONIC: Symptoms sometimes slight. Walls of bladder tender; frequent urination; scanty urine, containing pus, and sometimes blood and viscid, ropy mucus; thickening of the walls of the bladder; ulceration, dribbling of urine, dilatation or contraction of the bladder; loss of appetite; derangement of the digestion; debility.

This is a disease which, while not fatal, often renders a person subject to it very wretched for many years. When long continued, the mucous membrane of the bladder becomes roughened, fissured, often ulcerated, and in some cases almost entirely destroyed.

The Causes of Catarrh Of The Bladder or Cystitis

Long retention of urine; decomposition of urine in the bladder when retained by temporary paralysis; use of cantharides, balsam of copaiba, and other irritating drugs; stricture of the urethra; enlargement of the prostate gland; irritation from stone and gravel; careless use of the catheter; especially use of a dirty catheter, causing decomposition of urine; exposure to cold; gonorrheal inflammation of the urethra, extending to the bladder; in females, inflammation of the womb.