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How Do I Tell The Difference Between An Interstitial Cystitis Flare Up And A Bladder Infection
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
IC vs UTI: Many times you can't tell the difference; and often a "flare" if ic can be precipitated by a uti. Check the appearance of your urine through a clear glass - if "cloudy" or foul-smelling it's likely to be a uti, but it could also be a UTI (early) even if grossly clear and without a odor. The best test would be a urinalysis and follow up with your urologist. ...Read more
Indirectly: An important aspect of ic is that inner lining of bladder may be damaged, thus bacteria gaining access to bladder can more easily attach or penetrate bladder lining.These bacteria can only be eliminated by antibiotics.Normal bladders have an intrinsic defense mechanism consisting of a protective coating to bladder lining which makes it more difficult for bacteria to attach or penetrate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: However, the urinary symptoms may make you or your doctor think of infections often, doing more tests, and documenting more episodes. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have bladder infections?
Yes: Ic is an inflammation of the bladder wall that is not usually caused by bacteria while a UTI isp caused by bacteria. These can occur simultaneously and this is not an uncommon presentation but may be difficult to discern so see a doctor who specializes in treating ic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not convinced I have interstitial cystitis. My bladder does not have pain when full, only when empty. Could there be another explanation. No infection?
Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?
What is the most likely cause of moderate to severe bladder pain during menstruation? excluding an infection or interstitial cystitis.
Same, trigger points: This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have Interstitial Cystitis (dx w/cystoscopy + hydrodistention). Had 3rd instillation today for a bad flare, and when I emptied my bladder an hour later as directed, I had mild burning in my urethra. Never happened before. What's up with that?
IC with UTI sx: Interstitial cystitis is caused by thickening of the smooth muscle of the bladder secondary to multiple urinary tract infections, generally untreated. The urethra has many pockets which can harbor bacteria, and exercise and/or sexual activity can cause seeding of the bladder, and result in burning in the urethra. Get a urine culture to be certain. ...Read more
Possibly: This needs evaluation by a urologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why my interstitial cystitis hurt more at night? Also why after sitting at my computer, my bladder hurts, ond i feel there is spasm?
No distractions: At night so pain is more evident. At computer irs from being bent at waste and putting more pressure on it especially if obese in mid section. ...Read more
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 interstitial cystitis i had IUD put in tuesday im having sharp pain idk if its in my bladder and my urethra hurts and it hurts to have sex?
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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