What is acute cystitis?
Acute cystitis is a condition during which acute inflammation affects your bladder. Acute cystitis is usually the result of a urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by bacteria. Acute cystitis is the most common type of UTI, and it most frequently affects females.
This condition is so common that it has been estimated to affect 40 percent of all women, at some point in their lives. Acute cystitis is also a relatively common UTI during pregnancy, affecting anywhere between 0.3 and 1.3 percent of all pregnancies.
For many women, acute cystitis can become a recurrent problem. Approximately 27–46 percent of women who suffer from acute cystitis will develop another UTI within a year of the initial infection.