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How long does ic last?

How long does ic last?

IC: Ic is a chronic condition that we can treat but not cure. It is a lifetime condition that at times will go asymptomatic with flares occasionally. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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How long do ic flares last?

How long do ic flares last?

Depends: Everyone is different. Things you can try to help ease the pain. Over the counter AZO or prescription Pyridium (phenazopyridine). Prelief, bladder antacid, or 1/4-1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz water no more than twice a day. Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, or Benedryl. Drinking a lot of fluids to dilute the urine. Avoid caffeine, acidic foods, alcohol, and carbonated drinks. Look IC diet ...Read more

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How long will 5mg ic methylin stay in you system?

Usually A Few Hours: This is a low dose of methylin. Any benefit would be expected to wear off within a few hours with the medicine being almost completely out of the body within several hours. ...Read more

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I'm a newly diag. IC patient. Does elimron have a lot of side effects? If so do they last the whole time you are taking it?

Few, not common: The Elmiron (pentosan) is a very effective treatment. I have used it extensively in my practice. I have encountered very few side effects. You really cannot predict who will have side effects. I advise that you should give it a try. Remember that to really benefit from it you should try to take it three times a day and for 3 months, yes 3 months, it works slowly. ...Read more

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Had a m/c at 19w for ic and bled for 2w. Got the 1st period after 5w. That lasted only 3days. Is it normal? Can i ttc now? What is the chance of prg?

Had a m/c at 19w for ic and bled for 2w. Got the 1st period after 5w. That lasted only 3days. Is it normal? Can i ttc now? What is the chance of prg?

So, you had: A miscarriage at 19 weeks due to ic? Does that mean interstitial cystitis? If so, interstitial cystitis does not cause miscarriages. Whatever process you had needs to improve but i would discuss why you had the miscarriage with your doc. Inquire about "incompotent cervix". Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for interstitial cystitis to go away?

24 hours if treated : If you know that it is the cause of the symptoms, treatment with DMSO and increased water intake will hve you feeling better pretty quickly. However, be sure it is not a bladder infection or something else that is causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been taking amitriptyline (10 mg) at nighttime for ic pain and help with sleep the last 31 days. Will missing one night's dose be a problem?

I have been taking amitriptyline (10 mg) at nighttime for ic pain and help with sleep the last 31 days.  Will missing one night's dose be a problem?

Probably not: But why are you missing a dose? Did you run out of your prescription? Hoping you can get this refilled tomorrow, especially if it's been helping you. ...Read more

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I have IC and I have had lower back pain for a few months.it hurts the most at night also have numbness if I stay in one position to long.

I have IC and I have had lower back pain for a few months.it hurts the most at night also have numbness if I stay in one position to long.

Your symptoms: are not related to your IC (I assume you mean Interstitial Cystitis) They are most likely from your back! Review this with your Primary Care Provider! Dr Z ...Read more

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