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How Is Ic Different From Other Bladder Disorders
Many ways: Interstitial cystitis is not a malignant condition and is not an infection. E do not know why people get interstitial cystitis or why it is so much more common in women. Unlike other disorders there is a problem with the bladder lining which appears to be more porous than normal. Also it responds to a mild diet avoiding acid urine producing urine foods and beverages e.g. Oj. Others do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interstitial Cystitis is also known as Painful bladder syndrome. 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
Lunbar x-rays showed scoliosis, sclerosis of the factt joints 4yrs ago can this cause bladder disorders or constipation?
InterstitialCystitis: It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune, diet, allergies, inflammatory conditions Resources: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/ www.ichelp.org www.ic-network.com ...Read more
I have been getting diagnosed with bladder and kidney infections since i was 18. After years of antibiotics and no success is ic disease possible?
No: Bladder removal is drastic and almost never indicated unless your bladder has contracted to thimble size. Have u been on an ic diet, made efforts to reduce stress and seen an ic specialist?. You certainly should try having an interstim device implanted before thinking about having your bladder removed. Unfortunately you might still have ic like pelvic pain after cystectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placing medicine in : Bladder. Irritations can be helpful in treating ic. Dmso is fda approved for this but can be irritating if used alone. Often bladder irritations are a cocktail of medications used together. Typically there is an initial treatment course and then intermittent use for flare up symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oab vs IC: Overactive bladder symptoms are urgency as the bladder fills. The individual will have symptoms of urgency which are relieved by emptying the bladder. Individuals with ic will have urgency & frequency with pain. They often continue to have sympyoms after emptying the bladder. The cause of ic is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have ic, is it better to eat foods that may cause bladder irritation, or better to eat nothing at all?
I have ic (bladder spasms as we)ll. I'm a very sensitive, emotional 52 year old woman and i wonder if that can effect my ic & bladder spasms adversely?
No: I am not aware of any studies linking ic with primary cancer of the bladder. There are, however, a lot of studies linking smoking with bladder cancer and often times the symptoms of ic can mask other causes. Be sure you have a good evaluation of your bladder prior to accepting the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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