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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does hpv cause interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 32 years experience
Not likely: I am not aware of any correlation between hpv and interstitial cystitis.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 41 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 48-year-old member asked:

What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Breakdown in GAG: There is a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder. Gag stands for glucoseaminoglycan and it is a microscopic layer that is supposed to help with protection of the mucous layer of the bladder. There is a lot of research going into this area and there is a significant connection between interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Right now we are managing the symptoms as best we can. No cure yet!
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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This is a new look at an old idea. Janet G. Travell, MD a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Massage and Acupuncture! See files.
Nov 22, 2012

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