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Help For Gas Pain When You Have Interstitial Cystitis
Here are some ...: Since you've gone thus far in caring for IC, it would be more logical & beneficial for you to bring this Q to the treating urologist, who should be able to answer your concern more to the points pertaining to your individual condition. So, collaborate with Doc and follow instruction with realistic expectation. ...Read more
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
Can interstitial cystitis cause sharp shooting vaginal and rectal pain in addition to cramping w/ full bladder? A urologist I knows says "nope". Ic doesn't do that.
Consider workup: While it is possible that ic can cause quite severe pelvic floor pain, you should be seen by a urologist who is familiar with ic. Make sure there is not something else going on to cause your pain, such as endometriosis, infection, abscess, mass. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have urine urge & frequency but no pain. Could this be Interstitial cystitis? Is hydrodistension safe? Can my bladder burst?
Here are some ...: Glad to know you've no pain but urgency & frequency. So, work on lifestyle modification as the initial step of care by avoiding foods / beverages containing bladder irritants such coffee / caffeine-rich drinks like tea, coke, pop, etc. as well as urine-producing drinks such as all alcohol beverages & water over-drinking, and voiding timely. As to bladder dilation, it's safe under anesthesia ... ...Read more
I have hidrdenitis suppurativa and i'm having a flare up what can I do to help with pain and inflammation other than OTC pain relievers or nsaids?
If office cystoscope is normal do I have to do with hyperdistention to diagnose interstitial cystisis? I have a bit of pressure bladder, i go 6-8 x urine. Can't tolerate tea. Overactive bladder?
Yes: The best way to diagnose ic is through cystoscopy with hydrodistension. It's an outpatient procedure but should be done under anesthesia because the bladder is distended with water under pressure. Mostly tiny hemorrhage spots (petechiae) are seen, sometimes (10%) an ulcer (hunner) is seen. These signs are diagnostic (and a little helpful) for ic. Don't get done just in a medical office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may be passing a kidney stone does phenazopyridine help it i also take tremodol for pain from my pcos?
Not likely : Phenazopryidine is a urinary tract numbing agent. It is mainly helpful for irritated bladders with cystitis. It really has no particular role in promoting stone passage or in relieving the significant pain associated with ureteral stones. Tramadol may help dull the pain somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have interstitial cystitis and im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti plus i take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?
Consult urologist: Methadone seems a little "over the top" for treating IC pain & risk of opiate addiction. High dose ibuprofen, naproxen, lidocaine patch or vaginal diazepam all worth trying first. ? consult pain clinic. Hope UR on bland IC diet, avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic beverages, spicy foods etc. Also have been tried on various IC meds such as amytriptyline or pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) ...Read more
What happens if you have a kidney stone, have severe pain when urinating and bladder does not empty all the way?
Can you have Interstitial Cystitis without pain. My doctor said I have an overactive bladder and I want to make sure it's not ic?
IC is pain: IC is sometimes referred to as "painful bladder syndrome". At age 22 IC is unlikely. If you you want to "make sure" get cystoscopy ubder anesthesia. I would not recommend cystoscopy at this point if you were my patient. Discuss with your doctor or see a urologist. Relax,good luck. ...Read more
I have severe rectal pain during periods while bowel movement and passing gas . Can u suggest remedy for this situation ?
When is surgery needed for interstitial cystitis? I'm getting so much pain but no discoloured urine or pain urinating.
Correct Diagnosis: First i recommend making sure you have the correct diagnosis since endometriosis is often the true culprit. IC is hard to treat. Sometimes surgery can help diagnosis or distend the bladder. but treatment is unpredictable. If medicine is not working then a diagnosis is important ...Read more
I get frequent abdominal pain and constipation but doctors are not sure if I have IBS or endometriosis. Is there a link between them?
Time and bracing: Time is really the only "cure". Bracing the pelvic girdle with a sacral band can help. Physical therapy is a real help in instructing you on what to do and how to decrease the pain. Occasionally we use narcotics but we really try to minimize that during pregnancy. I know this can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Good luck! ...Read more
I have mid radiating back pain infrequently after eating. What tests do I need to see for gall bladder or ulcer?
Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease or passing a gallstone can feel like stabbing pain into your back. Fatty foods make it worse. Some positions can make it better. Your doc, will order ultrasound of abdomen/ruq, and get you referred to surgeon. Occasionally a tech hida scan is needed to make the diagnosis. Gastric/duodenal ulcers are diagnosed by egd. Good luck. ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS can be associated with irritable bladder . You need and exam and labs Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Peppermint oil and capsules are helpful for bloating and spasms Also 64-80oz water Bloating of colon can irritate bladder. MEDS: BENTYL/LEVSIN/DONATOL ...Read more
I have a 1mm ovarian cyst, with pelvic pain, sciatic pain, pain with sex, nausea, plus others. Not a UTI or pregnant. Could it all be from the cyst?
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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