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Can I eat macademia nuts if I have interstitial cystitis?

Can I eat macademia nuts if I have interstitial cystitis?

IC: Nuts in general are under the foods that could irritate your bladder. You have to remember that you may need to evaluate to see if you eat nuts and bladder symptoms worsen. If no untoward effects are observed you can conclude that they are good for you. ...Read more

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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I have Interstitial Cystitis, each time after I eat I feel feverish, almost flu-like, should I be concered? What is causing this?

I have Interstitial Cystitis, each time after I eat I feel feverish, almost flu-like, should I be concered? What is causing this?

IC: Having fevers after eating is most likely not related to IC. It could be from potential gastrointestinal sources such as gallstones. You should be seen by your primary md ...Read more

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Can you eat macroons (coconut and egg white) and persimons if you easily get interstitial cystitis?

Can you eat macroons (coconut and egg white) and persimons if you easily get interstitial cystitis?

Maybe: Diet and ic does not have a simple answer. A starting list of foods to avoid include alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry juice, hot peppers, side and spicy foods. However the best way to find out what foods trigger you is to do an elimination diet. If you want to try a food you are not sure about try taking "prelief" prior to consuming the item. ...Read more

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When I eat wheat my eczema and interstitial cystitis flair up. I also get brain fog. Why may this be?

When I eat wheat my eczema and interstitial cystitis flair up. I also get brain fog. Why may this be?

Gluten insensitivity: Some people believe it may be due to gluten sensitivity or intolerance. If you have nausea, abdominal pain or bloating also, then you should be tested for celiac disease first. If not, then try cutting out foods that contain wheat, barley or rye. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. How can I ease the pain?

See urologist: It is not feasible to prescribe a treatment without examining you. You should consult a urologist to confirm the diagnosis and for proper treatment.
You may visit this site for info in this topic: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354357
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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How would I know if I have interstitial cystitis or not?

How would I know if I have interstitial cystitis or not?

Your doc can help: Often interstitial cystitis (ic) and bladder infection have similar symptoms, but ic has an insidious onset (slowly) and often more severe pain. Urinalysis/cultures r easily done to make sure no infections/std etc...Also, vaginitis/urethritis can cause similar symptoms as well. It is best evaluated by your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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How come I have interstitial cystitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Unknown: Interstitial cystitis (ic) also called painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is common but causes are unclear, & likely there are many different causes. Treatments include medication by mouth or instilled into bladder, neuromodulation (estim) or treatment of hypertonic (spastic) pelvic muscles with pt, medication or injections. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. What is the newest, latest treatment?

I have interstitial cystitis. What is the newest, latest treatment?

Multimodal.: Therapy is typically multi-modal, including the use of a bladder coating agent (cystistat (sodium hyaluronate) and uracyst (chondroitin)), an antihistamine, and a low dose antidepressant (amitriptyline) to fight neurogenic inflammation. Use of pentosan polysulfate or heparin, sodium hyaluronate, Lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate, stops flare ups. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have interstitial cystitis?

CYSTOSCOPY: CYSTOSCOPY which is direct visualization of the bladder by a urologist. The bladder will have many microscopic nicks and tears. It can be very tough to treat. I recommend focus on hydration 60-80 oz water/dy. Monitoring urine PH to keep at level 7.4-7.6 (pHion. Com). Meds that are effective Zyrtec (cetirizine) /Zantac /Singulair &tramadol. Also in stilling bladder with dmso. ...Read more

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Can I still work if I have interstitial cystitis?

Can I still work if I have interstitial cystitis?

Yes: Depending on how symptomatic you are you can go to work. Talk to your urologist about local anesthetic that can be injected into the bladder to relieve discomfort and pain. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have interstitial cystitis?

Urologist: Please consult a urologist as this is not a do it yourself diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. I was wondering if someone could please explain to me what may be causing it and what I could do for the pain.?

IC: This is a condition where there is inflammation within your bladder wall. This is not a common condition. How were you dx, most cases need a cystoscopy and biopsy. I would talk to your Urologist and see if a culture was send and the results of the same. Also if a biopsy was taken. Seeing a Urologist is warranted. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. Is it common to bleed after getting a bladder instillation?

Interstitial cystits: It is not common, but it is certainly possible. To some degree, it also depends on what chemical agents are being instilled. There are several different regimens for intravesical therapy. The ic bladder can also have ulcerations that are prone to irritation and bleeding in severe cases. Talk to your urologist about this. ...Read more

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In planning on doing IVF soon I have interstitial cystitis. Can IC get worse during IVF? Will the injections cause Flare?

IVF and IC: Someone I know went through IVF and had no increase in IC flare ups. Everyone is different and everyone will have their own unique experience. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Bladder scope hurt bad. Was told I have interstitial cystitis. Have to go back for another procedure with solution inserted. Will this hurt worse?

Bladder scope hurt bad. Was told I have interstitial cystitis. Have to go back for another procedure with solution inserted. Will this hurt worse?

Interstitial Cystiti: I. C. Is a poorly understood bladder and pelvic pain syndrome. Cystoscopy is generally painful in these patients. Intravesical instillation of various "cocktail" solutions is a common treatment modality. It shouldn't be particularly painful. ...Read more

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I am 99% sure I have interstitial cystitis. Ttc. Ovulation coming up but bad pain down there. What do I do?

I am 99% sure I have interstitial cystitis. Ttc. Ovulation coming up but bad pain down there. What do I do?

ICA: Try this website for the interstial cystitis association : http://www. Ichelp. Org/page. Aspx? Pid=329 hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis and I have tried all the regular treatments including diet. I am in severe pain all the time. What can I do?

I have interstitial cystitis and I have tried all the regular treatments including diet. I am in severe pain all the time. What can I do?

See pelvic pain: Specialist. It's possible you may have concomitant problems like ibs or endometriosis or pelvic floor dysfunction. There r several more meds and diet is not just tried - u have to stay with it. ...Read more

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If I have interstitial cystitis can I drink orange juice or other juices?

If I have interstitial cystitis can I drink orange juice or other juices?

Possibly: Some people seem to be sensitive to foods that they eat or drink and others don't seem to be affected at all by what they drink. Try it and pay attention to your body. If you feel the same that day and the next, then it probably doesn't matter what you eat or drink. If you have more frequency or pain, then it might be something you need to avoid. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. I want to know if taken vitamin B2 (riboflavin) will make it get worst? I know B12 does.

I have interstitial cystitis. I want to know if taken vitamin B2 (riboflavin) will make it get worst? I know B12 does.

It depends...: Not everybody with interstitial cystitis reacts the same way. Many do find that a b complex irritates their bladder, but often they can tolerate some b's individually. Some find b6 and B12 irritating while others have no problem with those. Vitamin b2 is not particularly irritating to the bladder but the only way to find out how it affects you is to try it. Start with a low dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. Having bladder botox with a cystocopy. Will I be in pain after surgery? Why am I being put to sleep? What should I expect?

I have interstitial cystitis. Having bladder botox with a cystocopy. Will I be in pain after surgery? Why am I being put to sleep? What should I expect?

All good questions: You have all good questions that your surgeon should be answering PRIOR to scheduling the cystoscopy. Get answers from the surgeon BEFORE you have the procedure if necessary have a pre procedure consultation prior to signing an consent. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis and im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti plus I take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?

I have interstitial cystitis and im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti plus I take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?

Consult urologist: Methadone seems a little "over the top" for treating IC pain & risk of opiate addiction. High dose ibuprofen, naproxen, lidocaine patch or vaginal diazepam all worth trying first.? consult pain clinic. Hope UR on bland IC diet, avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic beverages, spicy foods etc. Also have been tried on various IC meds such as amytriptyline or pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) ...Read more

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I'm a girl and I think I have interstitial cystitis. No pain, just frequent urination. Can cranberry tea be used as a preventive?

I'm a girl and I think I have interstitial cystitis. No pain, just frequent urination. Can cranberry tea be used as a preventive?

No: You need urine analysis and maybe culture and antibiotic.UTI is statistically much more likely than IC. F no infection then overactive bladder should be cosidered in the differential diagnosis.IC is painful. See doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been taking 300mg gabapentin for three days now for bad bladder pain (I have Interstitial cystitis). This morning I notice urinary hesitancy. Is this a side effect? Also can my body adjust toit

I have been taking 300mg gabapentin for three days now for bad bladder pain (I have Interstitial cystitis). This morning I notice urinary hesitancy. Is this a side effect? Also can my body adjust toit

Gabapentin: Urinary retention is an infrequent side effect of Neurontin (gabapentin). Most side effects do lessen or resolve over the first three weeks of treatment. Reducing the dose and escalating the subsequent doses more slowly can reduce side effects. Discuss this side effect with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. I've taken the antibiotic but I have discovered visible blood in my urine and I also have severe pain urinating help?

Antibiotics: Don't treat ic. A cystoscopy should be performed, follow an ic diet and stop smoking. A bladder infection should be ruled out but if one is suspected you should have cultures done to be sure. ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen/back pain, I have interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, ibs, and pfd. The pain is unbearable, can any of these be the cause? Help: (

Back Pain: Could be unrelated. As with most pain conditions, there can be a variety of potential problems that can cause the pain that you are describing. It is difficult to diagnose with the short description given and without a proper physical examination. Pain is often a sign of inflammation. A qualified pain specialist should be able to help. ...Read more

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I took macrobid 2x/5 days for a severe uti. I have Interstitial Cystitis & now have kidney pain. Would Clindamyacin help w/kidney infection?

I took macrobid 2x/5 days for a severe uti. I have Interstitial Cystitis & now have kidney pain. Would Clindamyacin help w/kidney infection?

Different Antibiotic: If you have kidney pain, you need to be re-evaluated for a kidney infection. Clindamycin is NOT going to help by itself and is NOT the standard of outpatient therapy for a possible kidney infection. You should have your urine rechecked and make sure that they do a urine culture in addition to the urinalysis. They can start you on Macrobid twice daily until the results are back. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis and lupus. UA lately has been showing moderate blood in urine but no RBC. Do I just assume it's from the IC?

I have interstitial cystitis and lupus. UA lately has been showing moderate blood in urine but no RBC. Do I just assume it's from the IC?

Assume nothing: Do not assume the cause of the bleeding present, rather see your FP or Urology MD for confirmation. The ultimate fate of your kidneys is at risk if you assume and are wrong. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis im suppose to take elmiron (pentosan) medicine but im afraid to because the side effect is hair loss and I already lose to much hair?

I have interstitial cystitis im suppose to take elmiron (pentosan) medicine but im afraid to because the side effect is hair loss and I already lose to much hair?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a potential side effect but does not affect everyone. Save the hair from you brush/comb for one week in a bag then start elmiron (pentosan) and save hair for one week after taking elm iron and see if any difference. ...Read more

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Interstitial cystitis, what to do?

Check out this link: Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/interstitial-cystitis.

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Who develops interstitial cystitis?

Who develops interstitial cystitis?

30-40 yr old women: It is disease of unknown cause and affect women more than men and is more common around the age of 30-40 years. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001508/. ...Read more

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How to relieve interstitial cystitis?

Personal Approach: Interstitial cystitis is a very difficult diagnosis to treat, or provide a simple treatment that works for everyone. Diet modification, elmeron, certain antidepressants and even pelvic floor physical therapy have demonstrated to improve symptoms. Don't get frustrated and work with your urologist to find a treatment that works for you! ...Read more

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Anyone die from interstitial cystitis?

No: I am not aware of interstitial cystitis directly causing death. However, it is possible for patient to have concurrent bladder cancer and interstitial cystitis. Certainly bladder cancer can cause death. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this 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. Ongoing research by urogynecologists and urologists are trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


Dr. Harinder Gill
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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