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How Is Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosed
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
I need to find a specialist who can diagnose/treat a child with possible Interstitial Cystitis...willing to travel however I am in So. Fla.
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No: Not unless you've tried all the basic stuff like diet first. Your doc should always try that first. The aua has a protocol and cysto is about 1/2way through. Try ichelp.Org the american urologic association has made clear that cystoscopy with hydrodistention does play a role, its just later down the line for non-responders. Some patients even get soem relief with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To diagnose interstitial cystitis, does the patient have to have pain in urethra or pain when peeing? Or can the pain just be pelvic/vaginal?
All of the above: Ic can manifest in different ways for each person. Most common symptoms are burning/discomfort with urination (dysuria) and feeling that you need to use the restroom urgently (urgency). Diagnosis is made based on symptoms, but sometimes cystoscopy is also needed (camera to look inside bladder). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Painful Bladder: Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area. There is no definitive test to diagnose ic, but there is usually inflammation of the lining of the bladder that produces the symptoms. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, and possibly bladder instillation of various compounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Personal Approach: Interstitial cystitis is a very difficult diagnosis to treat, or provide a simple treatment that works for everyone. Diet modification, elmeron, certain antidepressants and even pelvic floor physical therapy have demonstrated to improve symptoms. Don't get frustrated and work with your urologist to find a treatment that works for you! ...Read more
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
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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