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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Antibiotics: Cystitis commonly means bladder inflammation. If due to urine infection treatment is antibiotics. Interstitial cystitis is rare and considered auto ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
"Honeymoon" cystitis: Typically, a urinary tract infection acquired during intercourse in a woman's "first" experience with intercourse.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Pressure in the lower abdomen, painful and/or frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, traces of blood or pain in the lower back or abdomen.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not known: The cause of interstitial cystitis is not known. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cys ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
IC: There is no cure. Antispasmodics to treat frequency, urgency; DMSO instilled in the bladder, cocktails of different medicines instilled in the bladder ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
No: It is an inflammation not an infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Not really: Interstitial cystitis does not cause a bladder infection but it can make you more likely to get one.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
Ic: If not treated properly could be progressive.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience in General Surgery
No: Studies do not include a risk of cancer of the bladder.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
No: Could be debilitating.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Lining breakdown: It is a condition thought to be caused from the breakdown of the gag layer in the bladder. It is associated with frequency and pain in the bladder.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Both men and women: It has a tendency to run in families which suggests a genetic factor. It is diagnosed more commonly in women.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience in Urogynecology
Not likely: I am not aware of any correlation between hpv and interstitial cystitis.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
IC diagnosis: By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No. You may have an entirely separate vaginal infection that has nothing to do with your cystitis. The main vaginal infections associated with strong ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No such thing: Cystitis cystica is a pathologist's curiosity of little or no implication to the person from whose bladder was biopsied. I appreciate that you're taki ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Some sandy sedimentation may appear, especially after being exposed air for 15-30 minutes through oxidation while urine is more alkaline with pH of &g ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
My take is ...: As to bladder injection of Botox for IC, please ask your urologist for details on indication, expectations, complications, etc. timely besides viewing ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Bloody urine: Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammation of the lining of the bladder. The cause is not well understood (although it's most likely not an infec ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
May not need it.: Cystitis cystica is more of a description of the appearance of the bladder lining than a disease diagnosis with a specific treatment. It is usually wi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
No: Interstitial cystitis while possibly affecting the quality of life due to pain and frequent urination does not cause death.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
Maybe : This is a chronic nonbacterial bladder inflammation which can produce components leading to darker than usual. But then again there are other causes i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Denman
23 years experience in Gynecology
Sometimes: If the bladder prolapse is making it difficult to empty your bladder then that can lead to urinary tract infections. A visit to your doctor to check ... Read More
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