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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on cystitis in women.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder (the sac that stores urine) and is the most common type of urinary tract infection. It usually occurs when bacteria that normally live in the bowel travel up the short tube (urethra) that connects the bladder to the outside. Once inside the bladder, these bacteria grow quickly.

Cystitis is common in women of all ages. Around 30–50 per cent of women will have cystitis at some time in their lives.

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Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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