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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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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How can I make gall bladder pain go away?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How can I make gall bladder pain go away?

Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. Treating the cause is a way to bring relief. ...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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How often will I see flare-ups from my interstitial cystitis?

How often will I see flare-ups from my interstitial cystitis?

IC: Flares can vary in frequency and need not to have a pattern if all the other painful conditions that co-exists with ic(endometriosis, vulvodynia, ibs, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, etc) are treated properly. ...Read more

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How long does a prostate infection take to go away, including symptoms?

How long does a prostate infection take to go away, including symptoms?

Prostate infections: Prostate infections come in 2 forms: acute (with high fever, shaking chills, generalized weakness and perineal pain) and chronic. The chronic form is the most common; it tends to recur once or twice a year. When you treat a flare-up, symptoms usually improve within 2-3 days, but are not completely gone for about 2 weeks. Many doctors treat with antibiotics for 4-6 weeks per flare. ...Read more

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

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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Can a UTI cause you to get a overactive bladder that wont go away ?

Can a UTI cause you to get a overactive bladder that wont go away ?

Not if well treated: If you are still having symptoms check with the md who treated the infection and have a urine sample sent to the lab for a culture and sensitivity to see if the previous antibiotic completely treated the infection. If not, bacterial resistance to the antibiotic requires a different treatment medication. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with urinary retention to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with urinary retention to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Until painful: If you are having pain you need to be seen. Frequent voiding may help, but when you feel you need to void, and you can't, you have waited long enough. ...Read more

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How can I make gingivitis go away?

How can I make gingivitis go away?

Brush and floss: Brush well, floss and antiseptic mouth wash. Plus periodic cleanings/exam by dentist. ...Read more

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How long does a urinary tract infection take to go away with proper treatment?

How long does a urinary tract infection take to go away with proper treatment?

2 - 14 days: Simle bladder infections can clear up within couple of days, and up to 7 - 10 days, depending upon infective organism. Kidney infections take longer, and subjects should be on antibiotics for at least two weeks. Proper treatment requires antibiotics + removal of stones if present in kidney or bladder in addition to UTI otherwise reinfection will occur. ...Read more

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What can I do to make these nausea symptoms go away?

What can I do to make these nausea symptoms go away?

Ginger: Ginger ale, ginger tea and crystalized ginger may help to resolve nausea. However, please have chronic symptoms medically assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my pyelonephritis go away?

How fast can I make my pyelonephritis go away?

A few days: Pyelonephritis is a urinary tract infection that has spread to the kidneys. Appropriate antibiotics (outpatient oral or inpatient iv) will usually decrease the symptoms in hours or a couple days. Increased fluid intake will help speed recovery. ...Read more

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How does one get a baker cyst, and how do you make it go away?

How does one get a baker cyst, and how do you make it go away?

Related to knee inj: A bakers cyst is an accumulation of fluid behind the knee the cyst itself is typically uncomfortable, but may may related to some internal derangement in the knee. If the cyst and discomfort remains, consider an orthopedic exam and possible MRI to evaluate a possible meniscal tear. ...Read more

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What to do if UTI symptoms won't go away?

What to do if UTI symptoms won't go away?

Would suggest..: to see a urologist or gynecologist to make sure there are no structural issues that predispose you to the condition. I presume you have the right anitibiotic for the right organism. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

Can you tell me how long does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get completely better. ...Read more

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Will a yeast infection go away without treatment? If so how long? And how do you stop just the symptoms?

Will a yeast infection go away without treatment? If so how long? And how do you stop just the symptoms?

Yeast symptoms/cure: Vaginal yeast infections are diagnosed by the MD based upon the symptoms of itching and a thick white discharge and confirmed by microscopic exam of a vaginal sample. Relieving the external vulvar "symptoms" with a topical agent does not produce a "cure" of the infection without an vaginal or oral Rx to do so. See a GYN MD for evaluation if you suspect that this is the case. ...Read more

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Allergic to hair dye, how do I make the symptoms go away?

Allergic to hair dye, how do I make the symptoms go away?

Avoidance: Avoidance is the only answer. For the acute situation, a potent topical cortisone lotion or spray (by rx) would be the answer. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the bladder, ...Read more