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A 21-year-old member asked:

how is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
IC diagnosis: By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy.
Dr. Arash Rahi
Urogynecology 22 years experience
Cystoscopy: The easiest way which may not be accurate is by using a questionnaire. Another method is by presenting to your physician who would infuse some fluid into your bladder and sometimes depending on the sensation you experience (usualy pain) this could be suggestive of a diagnosis. The most definitive way to diagnose it is by using a camera & looking inside the bladder while distending it with water.

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Can I take medication for utis while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Most antibiotics are safe while breastfeeding, but some are not. Make sure the prescribing physician knows you are breastfeeding. If you have a concern, please call your pediatrician.
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Will the doctor do tests after my baby has a uti?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Typically in a young infant who has the first UTI associated with fever, tests are done make sure there is no reason why it may happen again. A renal ultrasound is done to check the kidneys & bladder to make sure there is no anatomic deformity. A VCUG study is a test that involves inserting a tiny catheter into the bladder to make sure there is no reflux of urine that goes back towards the kidney.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there more then one type of interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
No: But today it is called painful bladder syndrome.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a UTI without a burning sensation or foul smell?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: It is quite possible to have utis without any symptoms. Not infrequently pseudomonas and proteus utis can be symptom free.
A 50-year-old member asked:

How to be diagnosed with interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Lawrence Yeung
Urology 17 years experience
See a urologist: You may need to get in to see a urologist for an exam and a test called cystoscopy to look in the bladder to see if you may have this condition.

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