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Cystitis Medication Over The Counter
My daughter has had cystitis, for which she has taken over-the-counter medicines. Last weekend she was complaining of pain in her kidney area, but by?
Pyelonephritis?: Urinary tract infections that reach the kidney (s) is called pyelonephritis. While she could have other causes for "kidney pain" (such as a kidney stone, diverticulitis, . ...), I would be concerned about her having a kidney infection. Regardless, she should probsbly be further evaluated (repeat ua, renal us, possible ct ivp, VCUG (to r/o reflux, . ..). ...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
Unlikely: Cystitis is often caused by a bacterial infection. It requires treatment with a short course of antibiotics (3-7 days). Otherwise it can progress to involve the kidneys which can be dangerous and is a much more serious infection. Go see your doctor and take a course of antibiotics once your Urine has been tested for infection. ...Read more
Can intersital cystitis cause permanent damage to the bladder? And does any medications help or make it worse?
Check out these: Informative links. Take care and happy holidays! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/interstitial-cystitis/ds00497. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/interstitial-cystitis. ...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
Is there any remedy for interstitial cystitis? I've tried the medications and have been told the next step is an electronic implant.
CIIC: Obviously you are under the care of a urologist, listen to what he has to say. ...Read more
I have chronic interstitial cystitis. Tried several meds with limited success. Is it normal to be on a pain medication such as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term?
Most of the time: Other treatments can be found for ic. Consult a urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more
Based on urine cx's: Usually the treatment is based on what the urine culture shows (e.g. What bacteria in the urine is causing the cystitis). Dosages of antibiobitics that can affect renal function will need to be adjusted for degree of kidney insufficiency. However, most of the antibiotics used to treat bacterial cystitis do not have to be adjusted for mild renal damage. ...Read more
How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?
Elm iron: Ic is a chronic inflammation in the "wall" (interstitium) of the bladder resulting in pain, frequency and blood in the urine. Reportedly more common in women, it is probably well under diagnosed in men. Best managed with dietary/lifestyle (hydration), there is only 1 medication approved by the fda - elmiron, (pentosan) to "fill the cracks" in the bladder lining. Intravesical (in the bladder) txs available. ...Read more
I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis?
Here are some. ..:
It's natural to relate "new" health event with prior drug use. However, your clinical scenario showed you have suffered from multiple similar connective tissue-related conditions resulting from still much unknown causes. Besides, a
10-yr span has incurred much change in the body. So, it's hard to connect Elmira with fibromuscular dysplasia, which has been known to occur more in women. ...Read more
35 year-old woman did ok for 3 months after lumbosacral fusion for degenerative joint and osteoarthritic disease, but ended up in chronic pain.....?
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
To reduce risk:
Some things that may help prevent bladder infection are (though none are proven by clinical trial):
careful wiping after bowel movements
stay well hydrated
empty the bladder after sexual activity
wear loose-fitting cotton underwear
only vaginal estrogen treatment has been shown to reduce the frequency of uti's in women after menoapuse - this requires a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
My take is. ..: I assumed you meant severe persistent voiding symptoms with no or poor response to all conservative Rx including antibiotics. If so, it's time to refine how to deduce more accurate Dx. .. to rule out interstitial cystitis (IC) / chronic pelvic painful symdrome (CPPS) besides UTI. As to RX, all are about the same with recognition, lifestyle change, behavioral modification, timed voiding, less irrita ...Read more
Not transmitted: It is unusual for cystitis (a bladder infection) to be transmitted to another person. Cystitis is most often caused by a bacterial infection in the bladder. ...Read more
Cystitis cystica: Cystitis cystica is a benign (noncancerous) change that is thought to be a reaction to irritation and not a specific disease of its own. Sometimes it forms a small bump or a polyp-like area. Therefore a urologist might biopsy it to make sure it is not cancer. There is no evidence that it becomes cancerous over time. So it may not need to be cured unless there are other bladder problems. ...Read more
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