A 33-year-old female asked:
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i have interstitial cystitis, and i have excruciating flares during my period. would a partial hysterectomy help? i can't take the pain anymore.

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Probably not: Ic is not a very localized disease. There a number of therapies involving drugs, intravesical medications, neruo therapies etc. You shoudl seek the guidance of specialists who see a lot of these patients. Seek some help from :http://www.Ichelp.Org.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
IC: Ic is a condition of unknown etiology and can be affected by hormonal changes that occur during menstruation. Removing the uterus will not change those hormonal changes. You might check with your gyn about the possibility of endometriosis causing your symptoms instead of ic.
Answered on Sep 23, 2013
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