Doctor insights on:
How Common Is Radiation Cystitis
It is common: When we give radiation near the bladder or to the bladder it is fairly common. This only means an inflammation of the lining of the bladder. Radiation can irritate this lining and therefore the patient feels a sensation on urinating. It can be as little as just noticing it, frequency or frank burning. We have medication to ease this symptom and after radiation is complete it usually goes away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
Radiation cystitis: I am currently extremely limited in what i can do: ie walking lifting things, general household duties as I am in constant pain?
Radiation cystitis: Depending on when you received radiation therapy, your symptoms may or may not be explained by radiation cystitis. Generally irritation to the bladder to the level you're describing occurs while receiving radiation or shortly thereafter. Radiation cystitis that is noted cystoscopically years after pelvic radiation most often is not painful and does not cause urgency or incontinence. ...Read more
Interstitial cystits: It is not common, but it is certainly possible. To some degree, it also depends on what chemical agents are being instilled. There are several different regimens for intravesical therapy. The ic bladder can also have ulcerations that are prone to irritation and bleeding in severe cases. Talk to your urologist about this. ...Read more
To reduce risk: Some things that may help prevent bladder infection are (though none are proven by clinical trial): careful wiping after bowel movements stay well hydrated empty the bladder after sexual activity wear loose-fitting cotton underwear cranberry tablets only vaginal estrogen treatment has been shown to reduce the frequency of uti's in women after menoapuse - this requires a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
My take is ...: I assumed you meant severe persistent voiding symptoms with no or poor response to all conservative Rx including antibiotics. If so, it's time to refine how to deduce more accurate Dx ... to rule out interstitial cystitis(IC) / chronic pelvic painful symdrome (CPPS) besides UTI. As to RX, all are about the same with recognition, lifestyle change, behavioral modification, timed voiding, less irrita ...Read more
Cystitis: If you have symptoms of burning, frequency and feeling like you need to pass urine all the time, you will likely need an antibiotic. Passing urine after sexual activity often helps prevent it. Drink plenty of fluids, cranberry juice or pills often help. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
- Talk to a doctor online
- What exactly is radiation cystitis?
- Hemorrhagic radiation cystitis
- Radiation cystitis symptoms
- How common do interstitial cystitis and endometriosis occur together?
- Common cystitis symptoms
- Common causes cystitis
- Cystitis pain relief
- How to prevent cystitis?
- Radiation cystitis treatment