Symptoms and treatments for cystitis in men

pain in the lower abdomen in a man with cystitis

The symptoms of cystitis in men can vary depending on the stage of development of the disease. In the early stages of the onset of an inflammatory process in the bladder, the symptoms may not be pronounced. The acute phase of the disease continues with pronounced clinical signs. In the absence of adequate treatment, cystitis can weaken somewhat, turning into a chronic form, followed by periodic irritations. Conservative therapy consists of the use of folk remedies and remedies.


Cystitis in men develops against the background of an infectious lesion. May provoke this disease:

  • chlamydia;
  • coli;
  • staphylococci;
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

These infections can spread from nearby organs to the bladder area. As a rule, cystitis is associated with diseases such as renal tuberculosis, prostatitis, chronic pyelonephritis and other pathologies.

There are factors under the influence of which cystitis actively develops. This includes:

  • stressful situations;
  • hypothermia;
  • decreased immunity against the background of other pathologies;
  • urine stasis in the bladder region.

The negative effects of chemicals on urine increase the risk of disease. Urolithiasis can cause the development of cystitis if it occurs with damage to the stone mucosa.


The symptoms of cystitis in men are determined by the form of the pathology. The chronic phase of the disease continues with the following clinical symptoms:

  • decrease in urine volume in an act of urination;
  • increased desire to empty the bladder;
  • pain in the suprapubic part;
  • turbid urine, formation of mucus in it;
  • burning and discomfort while urinating.

Acute cystitis in men causes the following symptoms:

  • false and frequent desire to go to the toilet;
  • a sharp decrease in urine volume;
  • severe pain syndrome during urine diversion;
  • incontinence;
  • the act of urination is impossible without effort.

When the disease becomes severe, the symptoms change slightly. A man may experience fever, severe weakness, intoxication. Urine may contain impurities of pus, mucus. In some cases, blood stains are found and the smell becomes unpleasant.

Chronic cystitis manifests itself quite poorly, and during periods of remission, the disease causes no symptoms at all. The acute phase of the disease can significantly reduce the patient's quality of life.

With cystitis, the following consequences are possible:

  • inflammation of the renal system - pyelonephritis;
  • inflammation of the mucosa of the urethra (urethra) with further scarring;
  • spread of pathology in the prostate gland.


If the disease is mild, then it can be treated at home. Medicines and tools from traditional medicine are used for this.

Both medication and alternative treatment should be prescribed by the attending physician. You can not self-medicate without prior consultation, as this can lead to the above complications.

During the acute course of the disease, the patient should stay in bed and drink plenty of fluids. At the time of treatment, he should limit the intake of salty and spicy foods, alcohol and strong coffee, so as not to irritate the bladder mucosa.


Since cystitis develops against the background of damage from pathogenic flora, antibiotics are usually used to eliminate the cause of the disease:

  1. Penicillin. Preference is given to semi-synthetic penicillins, which are used in combination with clavulanic acid.
  2. Cephalosporins. This group of antibiotics is used if the first group is not tolerated by patients or microorganisms are resistant to them.
  3. Nitrofurans and fluoroquinolones.

If cystitis is provoked by viruses, then antiviral drugs are used. With a fungal infection, special drugs are prescribed to the patient.

Antispasmodics are used to relieve pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to eliminate inflammation of the bladder.

Folk remedies

If cystitis appears in a mild form, at an early stage, then herbal remedies are used for treatment. You can buy them at the pharmacy or prepare them yourself.

There are the following popular recipes that help relieve the manifestations of an inflamed bladder:

  1. Infusion of flax seeds. Take 1 tablespoon of raw material, pour a glass of water, place on the stove and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove to drink. Consume the fully prepared drink before eating.
  2. Infusion of millet. A cup of millet is hardened with 3 cups of boiling water and infused overnight. The next morning, the drug is filtered and consumed up to 4 times a day. The treatment is carried out for about a week.
  3. Cranberry extract. Take 3 tablespoons of cranberry juice, dilute with half a glass of water and add 1 teaspoon of honey. A delicious and healing drink is consumed several times a day for two weeks.
  4. Infusion of Echinacea. One tablespoon of the herb is boiled with 200 ml of boiling water and injected for 4 hours. The resulting drink is taken orally 100 ml in the morning and evening.
  5. Herbal decoction. Take 5 g of birch buds, hernia, arborvitae, bear and pour a liter of water. The product is put on the stove, boiled and simmered for 5 minutes. The drink is consumed in a day in several portions.
  6. Pumpkin seeds. Eat half a glass of pumpkin seeds a day. They are consumed fried or raw. Do not clean before use. They are also beneficial for the condition of the prostate gland and male potency.
  7. Celandine infusion. The plant is expected to be fresh. A glass of raw material is placed in a gauze bag and fixed around the neck of a 3 liter jar. The container is filled with warm water and kept for a month. To do this, place in the refrigerator. The resulting composition is consumed 1 hour before meals, 2 tablespoons 3 times a day.
  8. Blueberry juice. Take 500-600 g of frozen or fresh fruit, mash them in a blender and filter through four layers of gauze. To the resulting liquid is added boiled but cooled water in a volume of 2. 5 liters. Before use, fruit drinks are sweetened with honey or sugar. Drink a glass several times a day.
  9. Cowberry infusion. Take 200 g of berry berries, scald with boiling water and then pour 0. 5 liters of cold water. The tool is injected for 6-8 hours. Drink consumed 100 g before meals 3-4 times a day.
  10. Oat stew. Oats and water are used in equal proportions (one glass each). Mix together and cook on the stove until the composition is reduced by half, after which it is filtered and filled with boiling water to the original volume. The resulting drink is consumed in half a glass 3-4 times a day. Every day a new composition is prepared and the whole treatment is carried out within 10-30 days.


If the bladder is inflamed, then fennel seeds are used in the treatment. From them is prepared a decoction, which facilitates the inflammatory process in the bladder, reducing the intensity of pain syndrome. Dill also disinfects.

Take 1 tablespoon of seeds and pour a glass of water (not to prepare the product every time, you can increase the size up to 5 times). The container is placed in a water bath and the composition is boiled for 10 minutes. The resulting decoction is taken orally 3 times a day, 100 ml. With advanced cystitis, the number of doses per day increases up to twice. With preventive therapy, one dose of the drug is limited in the morning.

An infusion is also made from dill. For this, the raw materials are crushed. A tablespoon of the plant is poured into a glass of boiling water and kept for 3 hours. The infusion is consumed in half a glass twice a day. In the early stages of cystitis, the drug is taken only in the morning.


Chamomile has a pronounced anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and analgesic effect. Infusions are prepared from it. To do this, take 1 tablespoon of the plant, fill it with 200 ml of boiling water and stand until completely cooled. The drug is consumed with meals 3 times a day for 1/3 cup.

This plant is used as a solution for baths. It is prepared from 2 tablespoons of the plant, which are poured into 200 ml of boiling water and injected for 20 minutes. After that, the composition is filtered through cheesecloth and poured into a bowl of warm water. Water procedures are performed for half an hour. If while taking a therapeutic bath the water cools, then warm water is added.

Chamomile infusion, prepared from 3 tablespoons of crushed raw material and 1 liter of boiling water, is also used for washing after each act of urination. This helps to get rid of the itching and burning that occur after emptying the bladder.