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How To Treat Interstitial Cystitis
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
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
Antibiotics usually: Chronic prostatitis is an often frustrating disease to endure as a patient and frustrating to treat as a physician. There is a related condition known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The treatment for chronic prostatitis is simply antibiotic therapy. Continue to follow your urologist recommendations. Pain medications like aleve (naproxen) or related prescription meds like arcoxia can help control symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult problem: This is a frustrating problem that is difficult to treat. Many different therapies have been tried but few work completely or in everyone. Stay hydrated, avoid inflammatory habits like smoking, and alcohol, minimize caffeine and minimize stress help but may not be curative. Some bladder anesthetic and antispasmodic drugs can help. Recent studies suggest some antidepressant like elaine can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several steps.: Bladder infections are caused by bacteria which need to be treated by an appropriate antibiotic. First, see your physician and provide a urine sample for urinalysis and culture. This will confirm that you have an actual infection, then provide the doctor with the antibiotic that will clear the infection. Drink plenty of fluids, void frequently. Take the medication exactly as directed. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Cystitis commonly means bladder inflammation. If due to urine infection treatment is antibiotics. Interstitial cystitis is rare and considered autoimmune in nature, antibiotics are not helpful. Hemorrhagic cystitis which results in bloody urine can be from chemotherapy drugs esp cyclophosphamide. ...Read more
Bashful bladder is: a social phobia experienced more by males but also by females. It is formally called paruresis and there is an organization for help at http://www.paruresis.org/ Clinical hypnosis w/self-hypnosis training by a clinical psychologist can be effective. See your doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Cystitis: Good perineal hygiene, avoid vaginal infections, drink plenty of water, do not hold empty your bladder for more that 3-4 hours, avoid irritating foods, caffeine as much as possible. Empty bladder after intercourse and drink water so you are ready to empty in the morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is treated : Depending on type of glomeronephritis determines the treatment regimen. If it autoimmune, corticosteriods and other immunsuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are used. To better comment we would need to know the type of glomeronephritis that you have. ...Read more
Antibiotics: The first thing to do is confirm a urinary tract infection. If it's recent you may use an antibiotic such as Bactrim DS, Macrobid, or Cipro (ciprofloxacin). 3 days for bactrim DS, longer for the others. You should visit your local doc for proper confirmation and possible culture of your urine to check for antibiotic resistence and cause of your urinary tract infection. ...Read more
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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