What is cystitis?
Updated On: Jun 21 2012 03:48:47 PM EDT
According to the Mayo Clinic, cystitis refers to the inflammation of the bladder.
The Mayo Clinic states that often cystitis is caused by a bacterial infection. Bladder infections, or UTIs, can become serious if not treated.
Cystitis can also be a result of reaction to certain drugs, catheters or other irritants, the Mayo Clinic states.
Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial cystitis.