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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis
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
No: They are distinctly separate disorders.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help!dx'd w/ interstitial cystitis as child(pelvic pain w/ full bladder, glomerulations present w/ distention).Dsmo helped!new md doubts ic. Did no tests & is clueless.?
2nd opinion: There are a variety of treatments for interstitial cystitis including medications and dietary changes. If you are not satisfied with the diagnosis of this physician then consider getting a second opinion. Emiron is a highly effective medication. Lidocaine bladder irrigation and interstim could also be considered. ...Read more
Terminology: Generalized epilepsy refers to seizure activity that affects the entire brain such as a full blown tonic-clonic convulsion. Idiopathic is term for unknown etiology. But all seizures are caused by abnormal brain function, and there is always some underlying explanation. Just that it is hard to pin down in many situations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Itp in pregnancy is treatable. It does depend on what medications have worked in the past. If the itp has never been treated, there are several options. Steroids are often used in pregnancy. The itp, even if treated in the mom, can cause low platelets in the newborn. This may be of more concern if mom has had her spleen removed or if othersib, inge have had trouble with low platelets at birth. ...Read more
What treatment do you suggest, me diagnosed myalgic encephalomyelitis with constant react. Infect. Ebv, cpn, cmv, hhv, etc, myocarditis, tachycardia?
Some gentle advice..: You must have been diagnosed by an md/do. Your case sounds complicated. How does the md who diagnosed you want to treat you? If you want another opinion, see another doctor. That's your right. Answering a question like yours is explicitly not the purpose of this website. For better or worse, our bodies aren't 6-cylinder chevys. You goof with your car, you can always get another one. ...Read more
See your lung doctor: You want to visit a lung doctor who specializes in "interstitial lung disease". This disease is sometimes associated with other immune disorders such as lymphoma or HIV or autoimmune diseases such as lupus. When it occurs by itself it can be the firts sign of one of these disease i just listed or it can be fairly benign and non progressing as a lung disorder. ...Read more
Granuloma Annulare: Causes, incidence, and risk factors granuloma annulare most often affects children and young adults. It is slightly more common in girls. The condition is usually seen in otherwise healthy people. Occasionally, it may be associated with diabetes or thyroid disease. Its cause is unknown. ...Read more
A friend had chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy (cidp), then got chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2 years later. Is cidp paraneoplastic syndrome sometimes?
Not likely: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (cidp) is almost always an autoimmune condition incited by some antecedent infection--c. Jejuni, ebv, cmv, or another infection. Antibodies produced against the virus/ bacteria/ pathogen cross-react with the myelin sheath on the nerve roots, first causing guillain-barre (aidp), then later cidp. It's exceedingly rare that cancer could cause this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some...: Henoch-Shonlien purpura nephritis may be a part of HSP (Henoth-Shonlien purpura) involving the kidneys with some 5% of such affected may show renal functional impairment but only some !% progress to renal failure. HSP is a form of generalized inflammation of small vessels inclining to affect subcutaneous tissues, joints, GI tract, kidneys, even central nerve system. More? Ask Doctors timely. ...Read more