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A 40-year-old female asked:

How to relieve interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Benjamin Whittam
Pediatrics - Urology 16 years experience
Personal Approach: Interstitial cystitis is a very difficult diagnosis to treat, or provide a simple treatment that works for everyone. Diet modification, elmeron, certain antidepressants and even pelvic floor physical therapy have demonstrated to improve symptoms. Don't get frustrated and work with your urologist to find a treatment that works for you!

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Do catheters relieve any symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
On the contrary: Symptoms of urinary frequency and bladder pain will increase.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Interstitial cystitis -- what is it?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 34 years experience
Bladder inflammation: The bladder has several layers, starting from the lining, through the muscle to the serosa (outer lining). The "interstitium" is between the muscle bundles. An inflammation of this area, results in "cystitis". It does not mean an infections, but it often is.

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