Uncomplicated Acute Cystitis caused by susceptible bacteria

Uncomplicated Acute Cystitis caused by Susceptible Bacteria

Acute cystitis, also called bladder infection, is a very common urinary tract infection caused by susceptible bacteria. This type of infection involves infection of the bladder which may result in excessive urination, pain in the lower abdomen and a burning sensation during urination. Apart from this, it may also cause fever, nausea and fatigue. Uncomplicated acute cystitis is caused by bacteria that are susceptible to the antibiotics used in the treatment.

The causative organisms in uncomplicated acute cystitis are mainly strains of E. coli and other bacteria such as Klebsiella, Proteus, Enterococci and Staphylococci. These bacteria can enter the body through the urethra or prostate and travel to the bladder. When the bacteria enter the bladder they can cause inflammation, which causes the symptoms of uncomplicated acute cystitis. In some cases, it can also invade the kidneys and cause more serious infections.

Treatment of uncomplicated acute cystitis involves antibiotics. Antibiotics work by killing the bacteria which cause the infection. Common antibiotics used to treat uncomplicated acute cystitis are amoxicillin, nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim. It is important to take the full course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor even if you are feeling better as failure to take the full course can lead to relapse of the infection.

In order to prevent recurrence of uncomplicated acute cystitis, it is important to maintain good hygiene, drink plenty of fluids, void frequently and avoid holding your urine for long periods of time. It is also important to wear loose cotton clothing and avoid tight fitting clothing. Finally, it is important to avoid sexual intercourse until the infection is completely cured.


Normally, uncomplicated acute cystitis does not cause any serious complications. However, if not treated promptly, recurrent urine infections can lead to more serious infections involving the kidneys or other organs. It is therefore important to take the necessary preventive measures and consult a doctor if any of the symptoms persists.


  • Frequent urination
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue