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is there an interstitial cystitis pill?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: The only fda approved medication for the treatment of ic is elmiron (pentosan).
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Elmiron (pentosan) & Elavil: Elmiron can help to repair damaged bladder lining. Elavil can have an antihystamine effect as well as reduce anxiety. Oxybutinin, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) & other anticholingeric medications can relieve overactive bladder symptoms usually associated with ic. Bland diet and avoiding acid urine producing food and beverages are important. Check: www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com.

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A member asked:

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 21-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
IC cause: There is a lack of a protective coat in the bladder that exposes the nerve fibers in the bladder to the urinary irritants.It seems that there is a deficit in an antiresorptive substance that maintains the integrity of this coat in the bladder tissue.
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.

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