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Cymbalta And 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
Recently diagnosed with endometriosis and interstitial cystitis. On lupron, minivelle, uribel, elmiron (pentosan). Having neck/chest/leg/lower back/adominal pain ?
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
Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?
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
Started oral methotrexate 4 ctd.Hematuria next day.Resolved.Also have interstitial cystitis but never hematuria.Injec better choice 2 avoid bladder?
Can oxybutinin be used to treat non bacterial prostatitis/interstitial cystitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome?
Yes: Oxybutynin is an antimuscarinic and primarily used for the symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and urge incontinence. Though most commonly used as part of the treatment of overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder-related detrusor instability it can be used for any condition or symptom complex with bothersome bladder-related urinary urgency and frequency. It treats the symptom, not the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic bladder pain. normal urine test, blood and cystoscopy. dont fit diagnos of interstital cystitis. what to do? already taking 3000 mg tylenol (acetaminophen)
Medications: If the above tests are normal, speak with your physician about pelvic imaging studies, urine test for cytology, and possible stool testing for colon issues due to pelvic pain. If all tests are normal, then dietary changes along with behavioural modification are indicated. In addition, medications are usually helpful in controlling the symptoms if all the above studies are negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can quitting tamsulosin cause diarrhea? (I'm a female patient taking it for urinary retention caused by interstitial cystitis)
Tamulosin quit: hello ~ no if you stop taking tamulosin, it will not cause diarrea. You should look for another cause of the diarrea if it continues and ask your doc to investigate. thanks ...Read more
Diet, diet& diet: Mainly sticking to the diet. U can try Pyridium and prelief during flares, take zantac (ranitidine) and Tums regularly, elmirontherapy if indicated. Cysta q is a herbal supplement u can try pelvic floor therapy and aerobic exercise are good. Manage endometriosis, ibs, and allergies aggressively. ...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 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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