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Seen in PBS or IC: Hunner's ulcers can be found in a subset of patients who suffer from "interstitial cystits" (ic), or more accurately painful bladder syndrome (pbs). During a procedure called cystoscopic hydrodistension, where the bladder is filled with water and viewed with a camera, some ic/pbs patients will show these characteristic lesions. The ulcers themselves are not serious, and are usually cauterized. ...Read more
Not fatal: Hunner's ulcers are seen in 10-20% of interstitial cystitis cases. These are a sign of the disease, but are not fatal ...Read more
Normal life span: This illness can be very uncomfortable, though. ...Read more
IC: You can live indefinitely with the condition unless there are other underlying conditions.. ...Read more
Just diagnosed w/ Hunner's ulcers. Is this the same as interstitial cystitis? Will they keep coming back after cystoscopy?
Yes=i.c.: Hunner's ulcers is the eponym for interstitial cystitis. I.C. is a symptom complex and a diagnosis of exclusion where you may have urinary urgency and pelvic pain in the absence of other physical findings. On cystoscopy, the urologist may see "ulcerations" or glomerulations. HOwever, these may not be true ulcerations and a biopsy can be negative, Mast cells, immune cells are sometimes implicated. ...Read more
Riboflavin def: B vitamins esp riboflavin gets depleted i'n inflammatory bowel disease - take max stress b from qnlabs which is probiotic generated - means no need for body to have co- factors to absorb this vitamin - take 30-45 drops i'n the morning for 1 week everymonth to keep your vitamin b levels normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain/nausea: Symptoms of peptic ulcer can vary, but most common symptoms are burning or sharp pains in upper stomach, usually worse before and after meals. They can be caused by use of Aspirin or Motrin and other nsaids. If not treated, they can cause internal bleeding, which need medical attention. Go see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal healing: Leg ulcers can be related to a variety of underlying medical problems. The most common cause is related to chronic venous insufficiency. Other causes of leg ulcers include diabetes and arterial insufficiency. These medical problems interfere with the normal healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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