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Hello there,

My doctor seems to think that my ovarian cyst may be the cause of me having cystitis, of now 6 years!

My last urine sample had high counts of blood and Pus for again no reason.

Has anyone else going through something similar ?

I know hormones can play a part in both but I personally highly doubt the two are related in my case.

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Personally I'd ask your Doctor to refer you to a uro-gynaecologist. This would be the best person to advise you on whether your bladder problems are gynaecologically related or are independent of each other.

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Hi GeorgiaH

Have you considered the possiblity of a biofilm or chronic infection being the cause of your problems? I guess a large ovarian cyst might irritate the bladder if it is putting pressure on it but I doubt it would cause blood and leucocytes - that sounds more typical of an infection.


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Thank you for your reply but I have considered this for years now but all of the urine samples I give apparently come back with no trace of bacteria!

The last urologist I saw did say the word 'biofilm' so I have requested the pack and for me it's 100% accurate to what I have been experiencing.

Is it common for no traces of bacteria to be found? I have no idea as to what steps to take next ...

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What is an occult/embedded biofilm bladder infection (OBBI/EBBI) and how does it develop?

An Occult/Embedded Biofilm Bladder Infection (OBBI/EBBI) is a bladder infection that is not apparent or
detectable through current standard clinical methods alone. This is usually because the infection will
have formed a biofilm and is therefore Hidden and embedded within the bladder wall.
Furthermore, the bacteria forms within the cells of the bladder wall (often referred to as an intracellular
biofilm infection). The link below will provide a more detailed explanation to help you:


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Bladder Health UK has a Biofilm Pack available which will explain this therory to you. Please e-mail me to remind me to send you one out on Monday (

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