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Cystitis. Illustration of the outline of a woman's pelvis with a dissected bladder containing bacteria (blue) that have caused cystitis. At top are the two ureters, the tubes which lead from the kidneys and pass urine to the bladder (at centre). The urethra (at lower centre) is the channel which expels urine to the exterior. In cystitis the inner lining of the bladder becomes inflamed (red) causing obstruction to the urethra and preventing the voiding of urine. Cystitis, which is more common in women, is most frequently caused by bacterial infection. Symptoms include pain and difficulty in passing urine. Treatment with antibiotic drugs usually cures the infection.
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