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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. Andrew Seibert
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this 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. Ongoing research by urogynecologists and urologists are trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...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 to wait after taking hydrocodone before I start ultram,given for uti with ic.Had Hydro left from last infection & took til was seen.

How long to wait after taking hydrocodone before I start ultram,given for uti with ic.Had Hydro left from last infection & took til was seen.

Don't take...: ...hydrocodone to treat the pain of a UTI and IC. Hydrocodone and ultram are different drugs, but together may worsen the associated euphoria. To be safe, just wait 4 hours for the hydrocodone to wear off. Make sure you follow-up with your physician if the pain worsens and the UTI symptoms do not subside. ...Read more

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

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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My father is taking chemotherapy for last 4 months. His WBC ic 11, 300. Is it good or bad? Becos, i read normal range is between 3500 to 10000..

My father is taking chemotherapy for last 4 months. His WBC ic 11, 300. Is it good or bad? Becos, i read normal range is between 3500 to 10000..

Not enough info: Discussing the CBC of someone on chemotherapy without knowing -- 1) chemo type, duration, dose, most recent and 2) type of cancer -- is not helpful. Trying to dig for information online for this specific, patient specific information is not helpful. Talk with his hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take UTI symptoms of dementia like state in elderly to go away she is on ic cephalexin since Saturday ?

How long does it take UTI symptoms of dementia like state in elderly to go away she is on ic cephalexin since Saturday ?

Here are some ...: The relevance of the contents in this Q is unclear, but my sifting through it suggests concerning her mental alteration possibly related with symptomatic UTI. If so, the duration of optimal recovery may widely vary in part because many elderlies are taking tranquilizers / antidepresents. Besides they have multiple concomitant medical issues. So, it's hard to blame UTI as sole cause of such change ...Read more

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on vagifem on:off for 2yrs. Not menopause. Vagifem for ic but concerned about long term usage. Irregular cycles lately = worried endometrial cancer?

 on vagifem on:off for 2yrs. Not menopause. Vagifem for ic but concerned about long term usage. Irregular cycles lately = worried endometrial cancer?

Not to worry.: Irregular cycles are most probably due to perimenopause. As long as your vagifem use is as per recommendations by your GYN, you do not have to worry about endometrial cancer. However, you should use precautions to avoid pregnancy, because one can still get pregnant with irregular cycles. Certainly, any irregular bleeding such as prolonged, heavy, frequent menses should be investigated as well. ...Read more

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Have vulvodynia.On 100mg Pregabalin.Last 2 days need to urinate often.Feel like not emptying bladder properly.No burn but tiny white particles in. IC?

Have vulvodynia.On 100mg Pregabalin.Last 2 days need to urinate often.Feel like not emptying bladder properly.No burn but tiny white particles in. IC?

Infection?: You may have a urinary tract infection. If you can take over-the-counter Azo (or other urinary tract analgesic) and it helps, then likely that is what is going on and you need to get checked and treated promptly. It could be something else and the only way to figure out what's going on is to see your doc. If you have fever, vomiting and pain in the mid back (over your kidneys), call doc or ER. ...Read more

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I have IC, feel my symptoms worse last weeks, I went to doc had cloudy urine. She gave me 3 day cipro (ciprofloxacin). I have a lot of urethral pain. Cloudy meaning?

IC: Hello,Although cloudy urine typically indicates UTI, it definitely also occurs with interstitial cystitis. I hope you are under the care of a urologist for your IC. Best wishes to you for coping with IC. Good luck. ...Read more

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