The trigone is a triangular area in the lower bladder. Trigonitis is inflammation of this area.
It is not clear why these cells change in some people and not others, but the change may be stimulated by:
Trigonitis is more common in women and people who have had a catheter in place for a long period of time.
You will be asked about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with:
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. In some cases, trigonitis may not need to be treated and will resolve on its own.
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Last reviewed September 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
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