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How is ic different from other bladder disorders?

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 more

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Bladder (Definition)

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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Can you tell me about ic bladder disease?

Can you tell me about ic bladder disease?

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

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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?

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?

Uti: I would definitely consider ic a possibility. Have you seen a urologist to rule out other problems such as urine retention or reflux? Have your cultures usually been positive? If you've had a long history of repeated infections you should see a specialist. ...Read more

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Difference between an overactive bladder vs ic?

Difference between an overactive bladder vs ic?

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 more

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I have very severe ic. Should I have my bladder removed? 

I have very severe ic. Should I have my bladder removed? 

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 more

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What are the risk of bladder instillations? How effective are they for treatment of ic?

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 more

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Does ic lead to bladder cancer? 

Does ic lead to bladder cancer? 

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 more

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I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

My take is ...: As to bladder injection of Botox for IC, please ask your urologist for details on indication, expectations, complications, etc. timely besides viewing IC-related articles from many websites about IC, OAB, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

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


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