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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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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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How can I tell if I have got interstitial cystitis?

How can I tell if I have got interstitial cystitis?

IC: While interstitial cystitis is largely a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms, there are a few tests and examinations which can help clarify diagnosis. It may help to have a cystoscopy and hydrodilation of the bladder as well as bladder biopsies. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got interstitial cystitis?

How to know if I have got interstitial cystitis?

See your doctor: Diagnosis of interstitial cystitis require exclusion of infection, urinary stone, urinary tumors and other urinary pathology. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439 ...Read more

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Can you have Interstitial Cystitis without pain. My doctor said I have an overactive bladder and I want to make sure it's not ic?

Can you have Interstitial Cystitis without pain. My doctor said I have an overactive bladder and I want to make sure it's not ic?

IC is pain: IC is sometimes referred to as "painful bladder syndrome". At age 22 IC is unlikely. If you you want to "make sure" get cystoscopy ubder anesthesia. I would not recommend cystoscopy at this point if you were my patient. Discuss with your doctor or see a urologist. Relax,good luck. ...Read more

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How would I know if I had interstitial cystitis?

How would I know if I had interstitial cystitis?

Extensive tests: This is a diagnosis of exclusion which means extensive work is needed to arrive at this diagnosis. Interstitial cystitis is a disease which affects young women and causes chronic pelvic pain, increased frequency of urination (20-40 times/day), painful intercourse. ...Read more

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Why do I have all symptoms of interstitial cystitis even if i don't have it?

You likely have it.: If you have the symptoms, you likely have it. You may even have upper urinary ttract infection, and not know it. You'd be wise to see your doctor for urinalysis and culture and other tests to find out what infection you have before it does permanent damage. ...Read more

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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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I've been to the doc for a uti check and result showed nothin, but I have uti symptoms what can it be? I still have pain when I pee

I've been to the doc for a uti check and result showed nothin, but I have uti symptoms what can it be?  I still have pain when I pee

Still UTI? STD?: Two main possibilities come to mind. First, maybe urethral syndrome, a UTI localized to the urethra (urine passage from bladder to outside). Urethral syndrome is often missed with routine UTI tests. Second, maybe STD if you are sexually active. Gonorrhea or chlamydia can cause UTI symptoms but don't show up on UTI tests. Discuss with your doctor; get STD tested; and maybe try Rx for UTI anyway. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

Here are some ...: Since you've gone thus far in caring for IC, it would be more logical & beneficial for you to bring this Q to the treating urologist, who should be able to answer your concern more to the points pertaining to your individual condition. So, collaborate with Doc and follow instruction with realistic expectation. ...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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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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Should I still go to work if I have bladder cancer?

Should I still go to work if I have bladder cancer?

Probably if you can: There is no specific restriction to work with bladder cancer. Usually limited by overall health. ...Read more

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Can I still work with horses if I have arthritis?

Can I still work with horses if I have arthritis?

Sure why not?: Certainly one must feel safe and secure whether workng with horses , driving a car or stepping out o fthe house in bas weather. But if you are not hurting yourself with severe pain and you feel safe dong it them why not, no one can say you won't have an injury or an issue, certainly you need to speak one on one with your pcp or provider to make sure its all ok at whatever stage or location it is. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have acute prostatitis? I have back pain, and have to pee a lot, which burns. Do i need a prostate exam?

Prostatitis: These are two of the many possible symptoms of prostatitis. Weakened urinary flow and post-ejaculatory pain are also common symptoms. If you havana of these symptoms you should have a digital rectal exam by a physician. ...Read more

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I feel like I have to keep urinating even though i had a urine test no UTI should I be concerned?

I feel like I have to keep urinating even though i had a urine test no UTI should I be concerned?

Frequent urination: Frequent urination is a symptom of urinary infection, but it is not the only cause of frequent urination. There are other medical and gynecological reasons for frequency. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor or a specialist, a urologist. ...Read more

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I checked UTI and it is no more. But still i am not fine. I think i have urinary incontinence because i have symptoms of it like urge to urinate.

I checked UTI and it is no more.  But still i am not fine.  I think i have urinary incontinence because i have symptoms of it like urge to urinate.

Incontinence = wet: Wetting before U can get to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Urgency by itself does not = incontinence. Urgency continuing after a UTI is not uncommon. However, should not persist beyond a few days. Your Dr. could prescribe some bladder "relaxation" medication if symptom persists. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bladder infection while pregnant?

How do I know if I have a bladder infection while pregnant?

Urine culture: You need to have a test called a urine culture. It takes a few days to get the results but it is very accurate. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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. James Lin
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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