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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


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How fast can I make my interstitial cystitis go away?

Wks to months: Ic symptoms may pob due to blader inflammation, rrcurrent bladder infection, pelvic floor hypertonic disorder, (muscle spasm), treatments may include meds, physical therapy, estimate. Results are not instant, but can b very effective. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for interstitial cystitis to go away?

24 hours if treated : If you know that it is the cause of the symptoms, treatment with DMSO and increased water intake will hve you feeling better pretty quickly. However, be sure it is not a bladder infection or something else that is causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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Interstitial cystitis, newly diagnosed. Pain is so bad? How do you make it go away as fast as possible?

Interstitial cystitis, newly diagnosed. Pain is so bad?  How do you make it go away as fast as possible?

Pain management: I tell my patients that this is a process. With appropriate treatment i tell my patients that i would expect at least 50% decrease in your pain in about six – 12 weeks. I usually do bladder instillation every two weeks, followed by or in conjunction with Elmiron (pentosan) and Hydroxyzine daily. ...Read more

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What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC relief: Hydration (uop > 2000ml/24 hours), avoiding foods that contain potassium (eg bananas) and avoiding spicy foods (chilis). Alkalinizing urine may also help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

What are the symptoms of  interstitial cystitis?

Painful Bladder: Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area. There is no definitive test to diagnose ic, but there is usually inflammation of the lining of the bladder that produces the symptoms. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, and possibly bladder instillation of various compounds. ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

What are the primary symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Pain & frequency: Bladder or pelvic or retropubic pain increasing with bladder filling and relieved temporarily and/or partially by urinating. Frequent urination by day and night.. Blood in urine. Bladder pain provoked by acid urine producing foods and beverages such as oj or tomato paste, fried or spicy foods or caffeine. Suggest you check: www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. ...Read more

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Why do I have all symptoms of interstitial cystitis even if i don't have it?

You likely have it.: If you have the symptoms, you likely have it. You may even have upper urinary ttract infection, and not know it. You'd be wise to see your doctor for urinalysis and culture and other tests to find out what infection you have before it does permanent damage. ...Read more

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It's possible that I could have interstitial cystitis? What are the typical symptoms one has?

Dysuria, others.: Dysuria, frequency, urgency, and suprapubic pain are signals for cystitis. Keep in mind that this can be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more


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