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radiation cystitis treatment

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually: If the bladder was in the radiation field the lining can be irritated. Once treatment is over the lining will heal and cystitis goes away. However i ... Read More
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation cystitis means irritation of bladder because of radiation. It is usually short lived and should resolve within a couple of weeks after radia ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
?: If you are having frequency and urgency, you need a urine analysis, and speak with your doctor. I treat a lot of prostate cancer and colorectal cacne ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Radiation cystitis: Depending on when you received radiation therapy, your symptoms may or may not be explained by radiation cystitis. Generally irritation to the bladde ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
It is common: When we give radiation near the bladder or to the bladder it is fairly common. This only means an inflammation of the lining of the bladder. Radiati ... Read More
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends on Target: The amount of bladder radiated determines the severity of the symptoms. If you are treating bladder cancer then the bladder is the target, so the inci ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Bladder Inflammation: This is a side effect of radiation therapy which is used as treatment for pelvic tumors. Symptoms include blood in urine, voiding problems and inconti ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
You can't: There is no way for an individual to know the difference between radiation cystitis and bladder cancer. Both can cause the same symptoms. Therefore, a ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotics: Acute cystitis will respond to antibiotics that have cover most common urinary pathogens.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Interstim: For severe cases where one is considering bladder removal - Cyclosporine has been used. Diet is always a must as is smoking cessation.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
There are many: Interstitial cystitis can improve with a lot of treatments. Hydrodistension & bladder instillations can help. Medications like elmiron, (pentosan) bla ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are medications and recommendations for change of diet and lifestyle

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