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Catheter Cause Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
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
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
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
Here are some...: Chronic intertitial cystitis (IC) itself should not cause weight loss, but its commonly related issues such as stress, anxiety, or depression, etc., which are relatively common in IC patients, may contribute to your weight loss. To sort the things in the health myth can be done by following the instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
What medications cause cystitis? I'm having a cystoscopy for interstitial cystitis next week, but wonder if some of my meds are contributing..
Watch your diet!: I agree but would add that certain foods and drinks can really aggravate your ic discomfort. I usually ask patients when they have flares if they have started any new medications and on occasion have found meds that worsen the symptoms. If you have been on the medication for a while it is unlikely that it would suddenly start causing new problems. Ask your doctor if he has a diet sheet for ic. ...Read more
How to doctors know if you have interstitial cystitis? What is the range of cost for tests? I don't have insurance but have every symptom. I am fearful of costs but want relief!
Yes: Symptoms of ic such as urgency, frequency, burning and bladder/ pelvic pain can exacerbate after sexual activity. Many of these symptoms are related to pelvic floor hypertonicity, or spasm of the pelvic muscles. Women with this condition often experience an exacerbation of symptoms for 24-72 hours after a sexual encounter. Pelvic floor pt can help. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Trigger points!!: 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. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read more
Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area.
There is no definitive test to diagnose ic, but there is usually inflammation of the lining of the bladder that produces the symptoms.
Treatments include dietary changes, medication, and possibly bladder instillation of various compounds. ...Read more
Pain & frequency: Bladder or pelvic or retropubic pain increasing with bladder filling and relieved temporarily and/or partially by urinating. Frequent urination by day and night. Blood in urine. Bladder pain provoked by acid urine producing foods and beverages such as oj or tomato paste, fried or spicy foods or caffeine. Suggest you check: www. Interstitialcystitisassociation. Com. ...Read more
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How often can you use vagifem to treat symptoms of interstitial cystitis? 3 to 4 day intervals is not sufficient, also using Marvelon. Many thanks!
Atrophic Vaginitis: Vagifem is used to treat thinning of the vagina or off label for pH changes in the vagina. It can be used daily for 1-2 weeks and then twice weekly. It can take up to 3 months before improvement is seen. As for a specific treatment for interstitial cystitis, it is not specifically great for treating IC Depending on your IC symptoms, there is a range of treatment options. ...Read more
Could having interstitial cystitis be somehow related to having raynaud's phenomenon? I have both and I wonder if they are symptoms of something else.
No: These issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nitrites sign of UTI: Nitrite testing is thus to demonstrate bacteria in the urine & will be negative in subjects with interstitial cystitis unless they also have a urinary tract infection. Symptoms are something that you feel, & symptoms of ic are similar to utis, ie urinary frequency and bladder or pelvic pain. Microscopic hematuria (blood in urine) in absence of a UTI & negative urinary nitrites could be sign of ic. ...Read more
Sex/dyspareunia/IC: Yes; dyspareunia and ic are often related. It is felt that intercourse can precipitate exacerbations of ic. ...Read more
Indirectly: An important aspect of ic is that inner lining of bladder may be damaged, thus bacteria gaining access to bladder can more easily attach or penetrate bladder lining. These bacteria can only be eliminated by antibiotics. Normal bladders have an intrinsic defense mechanism consisting of a protective coating to bladder lining which makes it more difficult for bacteria to attach or penetrate. ...Read more
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
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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