A 42-year-old member asked:
After going through treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity go back to normal?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Nievesanswered
Gynecology 42 years experience
IC: As the bladder regenerates and the inflammatory response stabilizes, the ability of the bladder to relax improves. The bladder becomes more flexible and the capacity improves.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. George Klauberanswered
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Provided your bladder muscle has not undergone fibrous change (like scar formation) in which case capacity can not return to normal. Milder cases of ic gan regain previous capacity especially if treatment includes bladder hydro-distension under general anesthesia. This has helped a number of my younger patients.
6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
After having treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity return back to normal?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerome Yaklicanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Is should improve: Your bladder capacity might not return to normal but it will likely improve. Symptoms such as frequency, urgency and pain should improve as well.
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 9, 2015
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