What are the symptoms of cystitis?


What are the symptoms of cystitis?

The most common symptoms of cystitis are:

  • Burning or stinging sensations when you pass urine
  • A frequent urge to urinate
  • Feeling that you can’t fully empty your bladder

These can often be unpleasant and distressing, especially if they occur frequently and can be very inconvenient, particularly when far from a toilet or away from home.


If you are experiencing more severe cystitis, your symptoms may include:

  • Strong smelling urine
  • Cloudy or dark urine
  • Blood in urine
  • Abdominal pain or backache
  • Fever, temperature and weakness

These symptoms are much less common and if you experience any of these, you should seek medical advice as it may indicate a more serious infection.