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Can a catheter cause interstitial cystitis symptoms to become more severe

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
31 years experience Urology
Possibly yes: Any process that leads to inflammation in the bladder may worsen symptoms in a patient with interstitial cystitis. Even patients without interstital ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Either irritation or catheter induced UTI can cause an ic flareup.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
On the contrary: Symptoms of urinary frequency and bladder pain will increase.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
IC: If you are asking if an indewelling catheter in the bladder reliefs the symptoms the answer is no. If intermitent catheterization, specially if medica ... Read More
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
No: Unless one has urinary retention, catheters will not help improve the urinary symptoms and in fact may worsen them because it will cause more trauma t ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
On the contrary: An indwelling catheter or intermittent catheterization can only irritate your bladder lining more than it is, and make both your ic and symptoms worse ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not unusual, curable: Sadly, not unusual Happily, curable. Definitely see the Dr for confirmation of Dx and follow directions for treatment.They may advise this (many do) b ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Examination : You will need to schedule a visit with your doctor for an examination. The doctor will know what chemicals were used and if there is any cause for con ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
INTERSTITIAL CYSTITI: Focus on hydration 64-80oz /dy. water/coconut water. Monitor your urine PH(STRIPS AVAILABLE AT WHOLE FOODS& keep PH neutral 7.4-7.6.& ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Overactive bladder: Your symptoms are suggesting an overactive bladder, possible urethritis as well. Interstitial cystitis associates by definition a degree of bladder di ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Endometriosis: Endometriosis can cause pain in areas outside the uterus during menstruation. Your gynecologist would be best qualified to answer your question howeve ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
IC pain: With the proper treatment, medications, diet.

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