Ms. T, age 28 years, has noticed urgency, frequency, and dysuria recently, as well as an unusual odor to the urine. Urinalysis indicated a heavy concentration of Escherichia coli in the urine, some pus, and WBCs.
Ms. T was prescribed antibiotics, which she took for the first few days. This seemed to give her relief, but she then stopped taking the medication. Within a few days, the symptoms returned, but she decided to â€œjust live with it.â€
- Explain why women are predisposed to cystitis.
- What preventive measures are important in reducing recurrence?
- Discuss other signs and symptoms that may indicate cystitis.
- What potential problems may she experience if she does not adhere to the treatment prescribed?