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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the symptoms if a person having interstitial cystitis or bladder cancer?

What are the symptoms if a person having interstitial cystitis or bladder cancer?

Depends: Interstitial cystitis is a diagnosis of exclusion. It causes suprapubic pain and a persistent, urgent need to urinate. Bladder cancer can cause no symptoms but often microscopic or gross hematuria (blood in urine). ...Read more

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Are symptoms for Interstitial Cystitis & Bladder Cancer the same?I have a burning bladder, a little blood, hesitance & fear urinary retention is next.

Are symptoms for Interstitial Cystitis & Bladder Cancer the same?I have a burning bladder, a little blood, hesitance & fear urinary retention is next.

Here are some...: The typical symptoms of both entities uniquely differ, but both may occasionally coexist. Besides, concerning slow urine flow, hesitancy, & even urinary retention + blood in urine, it is possible to sort these things out correctly by following suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html & blood in urine in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can stomach cancer be diagnosed without actual tumors being visuall? I have hpylori, severe gastritis and ulcers along with interstitial cystitis.

Can stomach cancer be diagnosed without actual tumors being visuall?  I have hpylori, severe gastritis and ulcers along with interstitial cystitis.

Yes: Stomach cancer is usually diagnosed by looking at biopsy specimens under the microscope. Samples are obtained by scope evaluation (egd). Treat your stomach problems with potent acid-blockers; avoid smoking, alcohol, and other irritants. Barrett's esophagitis or stomach cancer should be monitored by your GI doctor with regular egds. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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..

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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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. Peter Ihle
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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