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What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

Breakdown in GAG: There is a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder. Gag stands for glucoseaminoglycan and it is a microscopic layer that is supposed to help with protection of the mucous layer of the bladder. There is a lot of research going into this area and there is a significant connection between interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Right now we are managing the symptoms as best we can. No cure yet! ...Read more

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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


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How is cystitis treated?

Antibiotics: Cystitis commonly means bladder inflammation. If due to urine infection treatment is antibiotics. Interstitial cystitis is rare and considered autoimmune in nature, antibiotics are not helpful. Hemorrhagic cystitis which results in bloody urine can be from chemotherapy drugs esp cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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What is ecoli UTI and how it is caused?

What is ecoli UTI and how it is caused?

Common: E coli is a very common cause of an infection in the bladder. Typical origin is from the GI tract. ...Read more

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What is granulomatous interstitial nephritis and how is it treated?

What is granulomatous interstitial nephritis and how is it treated?

Inflammation: Granuloma is small nodule or ball like structures formed by inflammation - has a type of cell known as macrophage. Granulomatosis interstitial nephritis is seen in conditions like sarcoidosis, medications amongst other meds treat with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic interstitial pneumonia? How is it treated?

What is idiopathic interstitial pneumonia? How is it treated?

Idiopathic: Interstitial Pneumonia(IIP) is a group of non infectious pneumonias that share various clinical and radiographic findings, predominantly affect the interstitium of the lungs, and have no known cause. It is not one entity, it is a category of entities. The treatment depends on the subtype of IIP. ...Read more

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What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? How is it treated?

Tubulinterst nephrit: An inflammatory disease of the interstitial of the kidneys. Treated by finding out the cause in some cases. Would do a wikipedia on it for more details. ...Read more

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How common is prostatitis?

How common is prostatitis?

Very: Most cases of so called prostatitis is not a true bacterial infection. Antibiotics rarely help. It is a symptom complex of burning and perineal pain. ...Read more

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What is interstitial cystitis and can it be treated?

What is interstitial cystitis and can it be treated?

There is help for IC: Ic is not well understood, but it is felt to be a chronic, non-infectious, inflammation of the bladder and/or urethra. It is much more common in women than men. There is no one treatment that is effective for everyone, but there are effective treatments. Please see this blog post for more details: http://healthhub.Brighamandwomens.Org/tag/urogynecology. ...Read more

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What causes parkinsons? Is it curable? Can it cause urinary incontinence?

What causes parkinsons? Is it curable? Can it cause urinary incontinence?

Unknown: The cause of parkinson's disease is unknown. Some of the major symptoms are caused by loss of neurons in an area of the brainstem that produces dopamine. There is no cure yet for parkinson's but there are many treatments available aimed at improving the symptoms. Urinary incontinence is a common symptom in parkinson's disease and results from inability of the brain to suppress bladder emptying. ...Read more

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How is chemical epididymitis (caused by urine backflow with no infection) treated?

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How is chemical epididymitis (caused by urine backflow with no infection) treated?

Here are some...: Still treat it empirically with antibiotics & pain medication because it's technically impossible to verify it with culture. How to treat a 22-yo man with clinical epididymitis? It is reasonable to use Azithromycin or doxycycline after reviewing history + physical exam + timely testing as needed - to attest: Most care is based on INDIRECT evidence from continual collection & analysis of experience ...Read more

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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 more

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How is urinary retention treated?

How is urinary retention treated?

Catheterization as: An emergency. Then cause must be treated. Antibiotics if due to infection. Medication or surgery if due to prostatic obstruction. Urethrotomy or urethroplasty if due to urethral stricture. Enema or stool disimpaction if due to constipation. Intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Bladder suspension for prolapse. Valve resection for posterior or anterior urethral valves. ...Read more

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What causes septicemia? How is it cured?

What causes septicemia? How is it cured?

Bacterial infection: Septicemia is an infection in the blood stream that can be very serious or life threatening. For more information, including how it's treated, I recommend this page: http://www.medlineplus.gov/sepsis.html ...Read more

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What is genitourinary tract infection? Is it cure able by taking antibiotics? Is it STD? How it can be treated? What are its symptoms?

What is genitourinary tract infection? Is it cure able by taking antibiotics? Is it STD? How it can be treated? What are its symptoms?

See Physician: A genitalurinary track infection means an infection in your genitals or your urinary track. Or even both. This can indead suggest an STI. It is treated with antibiotics. You should see you physician for evaluation and treatment. Especially if you are having fever and burning on urination. ...Read more

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What is anismus, pelvic-floor dyssynergia? How is it treated?

What is anismus, pelvic-floor dyssynergia? How is it treated?

Pelvic muscle pain: Syndromes resulting in rectal/anal and pelvic muscle pain problems require a full examination. This is performed through the anus in men, and through the vagina in women. Physical therapy treatments are applied externally or internally depending on your condition and response. Psychological issues may contribute, but certainly complicate your care, so try to communicate well with your physician. ...Read more

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What is prostatitis? Is prostatitis contagious? Does STD cause prostatitis? If STD is not the cause then what are other causes? How it can b treated?

What is prostatitis? Is prostatitis contagious? Does STD cause prostatitis? If STD is not the cause then what are other causes? How it can b treated?

Prostatitis: Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate. It most often starts as a bacterial infection. The majority of cases are caused by bacteria from your own body. These are not contagious. A small percentage of cases may be due to std organisms and therefore might be spread sexually. ...Read more

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How is epidermolysis bullosa caused? What is being done by whom to cure this disease?

How is epidermolysis bullosa caused? What is being done by whom to cure this disease?

Gene defects: This rare disorder involves the loss of adhesion between top and bottom layers of skin caused by defects in the genes that control their constriction.It comes an dominant and recessive forms with many subtypes.Most involve the type 7 collagen gene. Many labs around the world have studied the problem and record >20k articles on the subject. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/gquery. ...Read more

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How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

IC diagnosis: By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy. ...Read more

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