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Cystitis occurs when the bladder is inflamed, an ailment caused by a bacterial infection. Cystitis is the most common form of a UTI (or, urinary tract infection) and telltale signs include burning sensations while urinating, the inability to urinate, cloudy, malodorous urine, discomfort above the pubic bone and, in some cases, a fever. To avoid cystitis, always wipe from front to back after using the toilet, urinating after sexual intercourse, drink water and cranberry juice. Otherwise, treatments include herbal, over the counter and prescription medication, acupuncture, homeopathy, Ayurveda and, in some cases, surgery

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