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What are the chances of recurrence for bacterial cystitis?

Bacterial cystitis does reoccur and women tend to get infections more than men. You should see your healthcare provider to rule out another underlying condition such as kidney stones. He or she may suggest ways to help prevent infection, including taking regular doses of antibiotics to reduce levels of bacteria in your urine as long as there's no family history of kidney stones. You can help prevent bacterial cystitis by praticing good hygiene, urinating frequently, especially after sex, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid tight-fitting clothing.

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