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Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

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After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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  • Urine does not smell normal

  • Unusual smelling urine

  • Unusual acidic smell in the urine

  • Passing slightly less urine than usual

  • Unusual foul smelling pee

  • Haven't passed urine in more than 12 hours

  • Difficult to urinate after vigorous exercise

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What is Cystitis?

A type of urinary tract infection that involves only bacterial infection of the bladder.

Typical Symptoms of Cystitis

  • Urine has an unusual smell

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • Needing to pass urine again, despite just passing less than 2 hours ago

  • Discomfort in the bladder region

  • Decreased urine volume with painful urination

  • Pain at the start of passing urine

  • Bladder pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Cystitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Does your urine have an unusual smell?

  • Are you urinating less?

  • Is your stomach pain localized to one specific area?

  • Have you felt urge to pass urine again, within 2 hours after using the bathroom?

  • Do you have bladder discomfort in the lower middle abdomen?

Treatmentof Cystitis

Oral antibiotics are the first choice of treatment for a bacterial infection. If the infection keeps happening, you may need to see a specialist to determine the underlying cause.

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References

  • Colgan R, Williams M. Diagnosis and treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Oct 1;84(7):771-6. PMID: 22010614.

    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2011/1001/p771.html

  • Amano M, Shimizu T. Emphysematous cystitis: a review of the literature. Intern Med. 2014;53(2):79-82. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.53.1121. Epub 2012 Mar 1. PMID: 24429444.

    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/internalmedicine/53/2/53_53.1121/_article

  • Forrester SD, Towell TL. Feline idiopathic cystitis. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jul;45(4):783-806. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 Mar 23. PMID: 25813400.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195561615000297?via%3Dihub

  • Nelson BA, Schouten WM. Emphysematous Cystitis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Jun;96(6):1393. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2021.03.007. PMID: 34088410.

    https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(21)00186-5/fulltext

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Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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