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anyone die from interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: I am not aware of interstitial cystitis directly causing death. However, it is possible for patient to have concurrent bladder cancer and interstitial cystitis. Certainly bladder cancer can cause death.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can a bubble bath give my child a uti?

4 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Bubble baths do not usually cause a urinary tract infection but rather, especially in girls, cause an irritation in the urethra (the last part of the body in the travels of urine) which can burn and feel like a uti.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
I respectfully disagree. Bubble-bath may initially cause chemical irritation of the urethra which in turn damages urethral lining and permits bacteria to reach the bladder which is only an inch away from the urethral opening. I have seen little girls with urinalysis & culture proven UTIs within 48 hours of using bubble-bath. Also girls who had recurrent UTIs which ceased after stopping bubble-bath
Mar 20, 2012
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can anything be injected to remove the interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Most patients with interstitial cystitis start with dietary changes and a medication called elmiron (pentosan). Some patients benefit from weekly bladder irrigation with a combination of medications called Heparin and lidocaine. These are injected into the bladder through a small catheter. This can be very helpful. For patients that do not respond there is an outpatient surgical treatment called interstim.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is interstitial cystitis contagious?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
No: It is an inflammation not an infection.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are the amounts of deaths caused by sepsis better than they were in the past?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Not much: The rate of death from sepsis has been relatively stable recently. The number of deaths has increased due to an increase in the population at risk.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Why has death by sepsis increased in recent times?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Aging population: People are living longer, and there is a wave of aging baby boomers. This causes an increase in the numbers of the elderly, a group that is at increased risk of sepsis. Older people are less able to fight infections.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Additionally, fewer people are dying of heart attacks, cancer, or strokes... and people do have to die from something.
Jan 16, 2012

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