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Dr. Jay Joshi Dr. Joshi
Pain Management
17 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Lower left abdomen/back pain, I have interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, ibs, and pfd. The pain is unbearable, can any of these be the cause? Help: (

Lower left abdomen/back pain, I have interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, ibs, and pfd. The pain is unbearable, can any of these be the cause? Help: (

Back Pain: Could be unrelated. As with most pain conditions, there can be a variety of potential problems that can cause the pain that you are describing. It is difficult to diagnose with the short description given and without a proper physical examination. Pain is often a sign of inflammation. A qualified pain specialist should be able to help.

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Dr. William Harris
185 Doctors shared insights

Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

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


Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Pelvic pain and back pain. Doctors say no source and diagnosed interstitial cystitis. Is this correct?

Pelvic pain and back pain. Doctors say no source and diagnosed interstitial cystitis. Is this correct?

Possibly: Interstitial cystitis pain is usually pelvic and often at its peak when your bladder is full and somewhat relieved by urinating. Usually associated with frequent urination and urinating at night. Symptoms are increased with caffeine or acid urine producing beverages such as oj or foods such as tomato sauce or paste. Can be lessened with a bland diet. Check out the interstitial cystitis website.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Does interestial cystitis causes back pain and fever/chills??

Does interestial cystitis causes back pain and fever/chills??

No: Interstitial cystitis causes UTI symptoms but it is not actually an infection. It should not cause fever. It sounds like you may have a kidney infection. Please get evaluated.

Dr. Robert Harris Dr. Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
27 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Does HPV cause interstitial cystitis?

Does HPV cause interstitial cystitis?

Not likely: I am not aware of any correlation between hpv and interstitial cystitis.

Dr. Scott Beard Dr. Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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If you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have infections?

If you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have infections?

Maybe: But mostly it will cause you to feel like you have a bladder infection. Blood and urine from interstitial cystitis may cause your doctor to suspect that you have a UTI when in fact it is simply the interstitial cystitis.

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Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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In planning on doing IVF soon I have interstitial cystitis. Can IC get worse during IVF? Will the injections cause Flare?

IVF and IC: Someone I know went through IVF and had no increase in IC flare ups. Everyone is different and everyone will have their own unique experience. Best of luck.

Dr. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Bladder scope hurt bad. Was told I have interstitial cystitis. Have to go back for another procedure with solution inserted. Will this hurt worse?

Bladder scope hurt bad. Was told I have interstitial cystitis. Have to go back for another procedure with solution inserted. Will this hurt worse?

Interstitial Cystiti: I. C. Is a poorly understood bladder and pelvic pain syndrome. Cystoscopy is generally painful in these patients. Intravesical instillation of various "cocktail" solutions is a common treatment modality. It shouldn't be particularly painful.

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How does hypothyroidism cause interstitial cystitis?

How does hypothyroidism cause interstitial cystitis?

Only when: You're visiting an internet scam site. Besides, hypothyroidism is one of the easiest medical disorders to treat effectively. Talk w/your doctor.

Dr. Mitchell Schuster Dr. Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
28 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

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!

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How do I stop losing weight being caused by the pain of interstitial cystitis?

How do I stop losing weight being caused by the pain of interstitial cystitis?

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.

Dr. Mitchell Schuster Dr. Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
28 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Does interstitial cystitis cause vaginal odor?

No: No. You may have an entirely separate vaginal infection that has nothing to do with your cystitis. The main vaginal infections associated with strong odor are bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas. Talk to your doctor about these possibilities.

Dr. PHILLIP KIM Dr. KIM
Family Medicine
11 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can interstitial cystitis sometimes cause dark urine?

Can interstitial cystitis sometimes cause dark urine?

Maybe: This is a chronic nonbacterial bladder inflammation which can produce components leading to darker than usual. But then again there are other causes including lack of fluid intake leading the kidneys to concentrate urine.

Dr. Earle Pescatore Dr. Pescatore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
28 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Could interstitial cystitis cause extreme pain in the feet?

Unlikely: While almost anything is possible, I think there are many other causes of foot pain that are far more likely.

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Dr. Stephen Chinn Dr. Chinn
Urology
34 years in practice
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

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.

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Dr. Robert Harris Dr. Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
27 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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I'm just wondering, if you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have bladder infections?

Yes: Ic is an inflammation of the bladder wall that is not usually caused by bacteria while a UTI isp caused by bacteria. These can occur simultaneously and this is not an uncommon presentation but may be difficult to discern so see a doctor who specializes in treating ic.

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
6 Doctors shared insights

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