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How Long Does It Typically Take For Interstitial Cystitis To Go Away
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
Interstitial cystitis, newly diagnosed. Pain is so bad? How do you make it go away as fast as possible?
Pain management: I tell my patients that this is a process. With appropriate treatment i tell my patients that i would expect at least 50% decrease in your pain in about six – 12 weeks. I usually do bladder instillation every two weeks, followed by or in conjunction with Elmiron (pentosan) and Hydroxyzine daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Should not make it worse.Get a more detailed answer ›
Azo incresaes risk: Of calcium oxalate and uric acid stones so cautious use is advised. If you live in desert environment than risk of kidney stones is much higher. Occasional use of azo should be okay if your kidney function is stable. Talk to your kidney doctor about the exact dosing instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IC: You can live indefinitely with the condition unless there are other underlying conditions.. ...Read more
Having severe interstitial cystitis symptoms. Can't take antidepressants steroids or NSAIDs. What options do I have?
INTERSTITIAL CYSTITI: Focus on hydration 64-80oz /dy. water/coconut water. Minister your urine PH(STRIPS AVAILABLE AT WHOLE FOODS) keep PH neutral 7.4-7.6.(PHION.COM) Meds that are effective to modulate pain are singular and tramadol. Lastly an Urilogist can instill bladder with DMSO TO TREAT A FLARE OF SX. Also keep diet gluten free ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are a number of options for interstitial cystitis. Elmiron is the only oral fda approved medication. It can be helpful but does take time to be effective. Dmso is also fda approved but is usually provided as a bladder irrigation. Anti-depressant medications such as zoloft (sertraline) may helpful for some patients. Typically the best approach is muti-modal therapy. Check with your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe or beneficial to take pyridium (phenazopyridine) for interstitial cystitis of the bladder?
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is safe: But usually not enough on its own. There are other treatments. Seek out a urologist or urogynecologist who is experienced with ic. Please see my blog posting for more info. http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/overcoming-the-challenges-of-living-with-interstitial-cystitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis - the pain is so intense i take mst & sevredol each day. What treatments can you recommend?
Other therapies: That can help include bladder instillations, antihistamines like Hydroxyzine or cimetidine, elmiron, (pentosan) oab meds like oxybutinin. Pelvic floor pt due to painful , contracted muscles can be helpful as well as acupuncture. This can be a very frustrating problem to cope with. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I have interstitial cystitis, and I have excruciating flares during my period. Would a partial hysterectomy help? I can't take the pain anymore.
IC: Ic is a condition of unknown etiology and can be affected by hormonal changes that occur during menstruation. Removing the uterus will not change those hormonal changes. You might check with your gyn about the possibility of endometriosis causing your symptoms instead of ic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis ?
Here are some ...: It's natural to relate "new" health event with prior drug use. However, your clinical scenario showed you have suffered from multiple similar connective tissue-related conditions resulting from still much unknown causes. Besides, a 10-yr span has incurred much change in the body. So, it's hard to connect Elmira with fibromuscular dysplasia, which has been known to occur more in women. ...Read more
I have interstitial cystitis and im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti plus i take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?
Consult urologist: Methadone seems a little "over the top" for treating IC pain & risk of opiate addiction. High dose ibuprofen, naproxen, lidocaine patch or vaginal diazepam all worth trying first. ? consult pain clinic. Hope UR on bland IC diet, avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic beverages, spicy foods etc. Also have been tried on various IC meds such as amytriptyline or pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) ...Read more
How long should I pump & dump after taking Azo standard (phenazopyridine) for bladder pain from interstitial cystitis?
Here are some ...: Were you a penny stock investor or a lackluster user of azo? Azo is phnazopyridine or Pyridium (phenazopyridine) - exerting its topical analgesic effect onto the sensitized lining - mucosa - by inflammation of urinary tract infection or IC, etc. Thus, it is only applied as a temporary measure. The long-term care for IC should start off with realization, modification of lifestyle, judicious use of drug, and ... ...Read more
I have interstitial cystitis im suppose to take elmiron (pentosan) medicine but im afraid to because the side effect is hair loss and I already lose to much hair?
I currently take 5 to 10 mg. Of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for interstitial cystitis. Can i take norflex (orphenadrine) to help with back muscle tightness also?
Interstitial cystiti: Ic is quite often associated with high tone pelvic floor musculature. This contributes to overall pelvic aching ; is a major factor for dyspareunia. Muscle relaxers, including valium, do have a role in treating this aspect of ic. I often prescribe valium vaginal suppositories rather than oral valium. Regardless of how it's ingested though, valium can be addicting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have chronic interstitial cystitis. Tried several meds with limited success. Is it normal to be on a pain medication such as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term?
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
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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