A female student is seen by the school nurse who suspects cystitis. Which of the following symptoms would support the nurse's diagnosis?

Dysuria
Hematuria
Suprapubic pain
Urinary frequency

Explanation

• Patients tend to have urinary frequency, dysuria (painful urination, usually a burning quality), back pain, suprapubic pain, and hematuria.

• With cystitis, clients void small amounts frequently due to irritation.

• Tenderness at McBurney's point is a sign of acute appendicitis, not cystitis.

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