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Can I Still Work If I Have Interstitial Cystitis
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Urologist: Please consult a urologist as this is not a do it yourself diagnosis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like I have to keep urinating even though i had a urine test no UTI should I be concerned?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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