The diagnosis of cystitis is based on ananalysis of the symptoms, which may be followed by an in-depth examination using a specific urine test:urine culture.


A urine culture is used to detect bacteria in the urine from a urine sample and to determine the type of bacteria in order to determine a targeted therapy.

When it is not possible to contact your doctor immediately, a urine stick test can come to the rescue.


These are small strips, which, when placed in contact with urine, are able to signal the presence or absence of bacteria through colour variations.


In most cases, cystitis results from a urinary tract infection caused by the presence of intestinal bacteria (Escherichia Coli, Klebsiella, Shigella, Salmonella, Proteus Mirabilis, etc.).


Generally, these bacteria travel from the external genitals to the bladder through the urethra (the tube from which the body excretes urine). In other cases, the bacteria reach the bladder through the kidneys or the bloodstream.


Once the bacteria invade the bladder, they reproduce at the expense of the bladder lining.

  • Stay properly hydrated to promote diuresis
  • Reduce inflammatory foods such as sugars, saturated fats, carbonated drinks, sausages, fried foods, sauces, spicy foods, caffeine, or theine
  • Pay attention to intestinal regularity
  • Don’t hold your urine too long
  • Use cotton underwear
  • Practice gentle, intimate hygiene, avoiding aggressive detergents
  • Always use personal towels and disinfect them at high temperatures