Renal and Urologic Systems
Renal and Urologic SystemsCystitisapprox 20 minMs. Vance, 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 just live with it.Question 1Explain why women are predisposed to cystitis.Answers may vary.Question 2What preventive measures are important in reducing recurrence?Answers may vary.Question 3Discuss other signs and symptoms that may indicate cystitis.Answers may vary.Question 4What potential problems may she experience if she does not adhere to the treatment prescribed?