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Doctor insights on: Can A Catheter Cause Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms To Become More Severe

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Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

Pbs is also called interstitial cystitis (ic). It is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. There is a lot of research by urogynecology and urology trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


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Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

No: Unless one has urinary retention, catheters will not help improve the urinary symptoms and in fact may worsen them because it will cause more trauma to the bladder lining with the catheter and cause more symptoms. ...Read more

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How prevalent are cases of post catheter removal interstitial cystitis in women and what is the prognosis?

How prevalent are cases of post catheter removal interstitial cystitis in women and what is the prognosis?

Not unusual, curable: Sadly, not unusual Happily, curable. Definitely see the Dr for confirmation of Dx and follow directions for treatment.They may advise this (many do) but drink real cranberry juice (not sugary mix) everyday for awhile - it really works! Take the antibiotics as directed and you should be fine. Best! ...Read more

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Having severe interstitial cystitis symptoms. Can't take antidepressants steroids or NSAIDs. What options do I have?

Having severe interstitial cystitis symptoms. Can't take antidepressants steroids or NSAIDs. What options do I have?

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITI: Focus on hydration 64-80oz /dy. water/coconut water. Minister your urine PH(STRIPS AVAILABLE AT WHOLE FOODS) keep PH neutral 7.4-7.6.(PHION.COM) Meds that are effective to modulate pain are singular and tramadol. Lastly an Urilogist can instill bladder with DMSO TO TREAT A FLARE OF SX. Also keep diet gluten free ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more


Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more