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Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?

Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?

Not really: The only role a male has in female cystitis is by the mechanical aspect of sexual intercourse or possibly cunnilingus. He is not transmitting the organism from his body to hers but facilitating the transmission of her own bacteria into her bladder. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


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What is interstitial cystitis?

What is interstitial cystitis?

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

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Interstitial cystitis -- what is it?

Interstitial cystitis -- what is it?

Painful Bladder: 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

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Is interstitial cystitis progressive?

Is interstitial cystitis progressive?

Very often: More often than not is progressive if mild when diagnosed and subject fails to adjust diet, alkalinize urine, avoid caffeine and alcohol or fail to take prescribed medications if and when they helped to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Please advise what is interstitial cystitis?

Please advise what is interstitial cystitis?

InterstitialCystitis: It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune, diet, allergies, inflammatory conditions
Resources:
http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/
www. Ichelp. Org
www. Ic-network. Com ...Read more

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What the heck is interstitial cystitis really?

What the heck is interstitial cystitis really?

IC: It is a condition in the bladder that causes a variety of bladder, urinary symptoms, usually associated with, freq, urgency, pain....No classic test for ic, is a diagnosis of exclusion....Some refer to it as fibromyalgia of the bladder....Not a medical term though.... ...Read more

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What is it like to have interstitial cystitis?

What is it like to have interstitial cystitis?

InterstitialCystitis: It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Can cause symptoms of burning, pelvic pressure, blood in urine, urgency, frequency.
Resouces
http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/
www. Ichelp. Org
www. Ic-network. Com ...Read more

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Interstitial cystitis, what to do?

Interstitial cystitis, what to do?

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

Get a more detailed answer ›
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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?

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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How can I treat interstitial cystitis?

IC: Treatment for ic is involved and may take months for true relief. A urologist is best suited for all the options: kegel exercises; meds. ...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

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Is there an interstitial cystitis pill?

Elmiron (pentosan) & Elavil: Elmiron can help to repair damaged bladder lining. Elavil can have an antihystamine effect as well as reduce anxiety. Oxybutinin, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) & other anticholingeric medications can relieve overactive bladder symptoms usually associated with ic. Bland diet and avoiding acid urine producing food and beverages are important. Check: www. Interstitialcystitisassociation. Com. ...Read more

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How do you treat interstitial cystitis?

See a physician: Ic can be tricky to diagnose and treat. It is best to seek out a specialist. A urologist or urogynecologist. It is often possible to get relief. ...Read more

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How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

IC diagnosis: By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy. ...Read more

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What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

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

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Do you know what interstitial cystitis is?

Do you know what interstitial cystitis is?

InterstitialCystitis: It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune, diet, allergies, inflammatory conditions
Resources:
http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/
www. Ichelp. Org
www. Ic-network. Com
Diagnosis can be made by urogynecologist or urologist ...Read more

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What is the cause of interstitial cystitis?

What is the cause of interstitial cystitis?

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

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Does cysta q work for interstitial cystitis?

Does cysta q work for interstitial cystitis?

Yes: For some patients work as long as they stick with diet modification. ...Read more

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What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC relief: Hydration (uop > 2000ml/24 hours), avoiding foods that contain potassium (eg bananas) and avoiding spicy foods (chilis). Alkalinizing urine may also help. ...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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How to be diagnosed with interstitial cystitis?

See a urologist: You may need to get in to see a urologist for an exam and a test called cystoscopy to look in the bladder to see if you may have this condition. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for interstitial cystitis?

Medicine in bladder: While a low acid diet and some oral medications will help ic, what I have found to be the fastest way to make a bladder feel better is to inject medicine directly into the bladder. These are called "instillations" and we use a variety of drugs, usually a local anesthetic and either elmiron, (pentosan) heparin, or steroids. It's important to do this along with a multifaceted treatment program. ...Read more

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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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How could I possibly have interstitial cystitis?

How could I possibly have interstitial cystitis?

Pain and frequency: If you have pain when your bladder is full, have pain with your periods, pain with intercourse, urgency and frequency urinating you may have interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

What are the symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Painful Bladder: 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

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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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How do you get tested for? Interstitial cystitis?

Clinically: No labs are useful for diagnosing interstitial cystitis, but the blood vessels on the inner lining of the bladder present a distinctive apperance on cystoscopy. It's a difficult disease and I wish you luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about interstitial cystitis?

Bladder inflammation: Interstitial cystitis is a chronic painful bladder disorder that affects approximately 1 million americans. The exact cause is not known. Symptoms are similar to a bladder infection with urgency to urinate, pain and pressure. Treatments are tailored to individual patients. These may include Elmiron (pentosan) (the first oral medication approved specifically for ic), antihistamines, and pain medications. ...Read more

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Which foods affect interstitial cystitis the most?

Which foods affect interstitial cystitis the most?

See list: Alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry juice, hot peppers, side and spicy food. However, not everyone will "flare" with everything on the list. Some people will flair with items not on the list. I would suggest a food diary and an elimination diet. These tools will help you gain control over your life. ...Read more

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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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What is interstitial cystitis and can it be treated?

There is help for IC: Ic is not well understood, but it is felt to be a chronic, non-infectious, inflammation of the bladder and/or urethra. It is much more common in women than men. There is no one treatment that is effective for everyone, but there are effective treatments.
Please see this blog post for more details:
http://healthhub. Brighamandwomens. Org/tag/urogynecology. ...Read more

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How do you prove someone has interstitial cystitis?

How do you prove someone has interstitial cystitis?

Definitive?: With cystoscopy under anesthesia but exam and history can usually prove about 90% accurate. ...Read more

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Is there more then one type of interstitial cystitis?

Yes: One type of ic is more commonly associated with older women in which case the bladder may be markedly contracted and there are "hunner's" ulcers or splits in the bladder lining. Second type, more commonly in younger women and the occasional male has similar symtoms of pain, blood in urine plus bladder overactivity, but bladder is normal or larger than normal in size & responds better to treatment. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my interstitial cystitis go away?

Wks to months: Ic symptoms may pob due to blader inflammation, rrcurrent bladder infection, pelvic floor hypertonic disorder, (muscle spasm), treatments may include meds, physical therapy, estimate. Results are not instant, but can b very effective. ...Read more

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Can I apply for disability for interstitial cystitis?

Can I apply for disability for interstitial cystitis?

IC: It is very difficult to qualify for disability for interstitial cystitis. Any disease which is poorly understood, has no definitive diagnostic test and has no effective treatment is going to be difficult can get qualified for disability. ...Read more

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How do deal with the pain from interstitial cystitis?

How do deal with the pain from interstitial cystitis?

TOUGH PROBLEM: Ic pain is difficult to control. Articles talk about d-mannose supplements to cranberry juis/dried fruit form/capsules/pyridium, etc.
Lots of water and avoiding caffeinated /carbonated products may help, as it eliminates the acidity fluctuations that lead to inflammation and bacterial overgrowth.
Hope this helps, it's a tough one to have and very frustrating to treat. ...Read more

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Can you have Interstitial cystitis pain on one side?

Can you have Interstitial cystitis pain on one side?

Unlikely: It is possible, but unlikely. Pain to one side usually suggest a source other than the bladder. Best to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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