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In bladder stretching why would some people need augmentation and others just need hydrodistention? Which is more effective?

In bladder stretching why would some people need augmentation and others just need hydrodistention? Which is more effective?

Depends on severity: Bladder distention is the most common treatment for interstitial cystitis and is sometimes, but not always, effective. It involves filling and distending the bladder with fluid while under anesthesia. Bladder augmentation is a surgical procedure and is used only in the most severe cases. Research and discuss augmentation thoroughly before considering it. Medication is also effective sometimes. ...Read more

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How long should the procedures of diagnostic laproscopy and cystoscopy with hydrodistention last?

How long should the procedures of diagnostic laproscopy and cystoscopy with hydrodistention last?

Depends: Hydrodistention is done for diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis, laparoscopy for many reasons, usually short procedures. More important is that they are done well and achieve the expected goals. If you are asking about results, some patients may go years in between hydrodistentions. ...Read more

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How long will I hurt after a hydrodistention of the bladder?

How long will I hurt after a hydrodistention of the bladder?

Maybe a month?: Bladder distention surgery, also known as hydrodistention, is mostly used to improve symptoms in people with interstitial cystitis. There can be worsening of symptoms the first couple of days with gradual improvement of those symptoms over the next few weeks, maybe four weeks. The urologist can talk about how long his patients usually take to recover. ...Read more

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Can I swim and have sex the day after having a cystoscopy with hydrodistention procedure?

Can I swim and have sex the day after having a cystoscopy with hydrodistention procedure?

Yes, but. ..: You may continue swimming & sex if you're comfortable and unable to suppress sex urge for not exaggerating the already irritative voiding symptoms after cystoscopy and bladder hydrodilation. So, you decide and note: Nothing is free but comes with a price. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Should I still have painful stabbing pain while urinating after three weeks of having a cystoscopy and hydrodistention done?

Should I still have painful stabbing pain while urinating after three weeks of having a cystoscopy and hydrodistention done?

? UTI: You didn't mention if the hydrodistention (and I presume bladder biopsy) confirmed a DX of interstitial cystitis. If so, it could be your ic; otherwise, it might be a UTI after instrumentation. ...Read more

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If your getting a hydrodistension test done would the dr beable to tell if you were pregnant?

If your getting a hydrodistension test done would the dr beable to tell if you were pregnant?

Dr will test you...: Before any surgical procedure, your physician will test you for pregnancy. This is the standard of care for women to ensure that treatment/medication choices are safe if she is pregnant. The test itself does not look at the uterus. So, the answer is yes - the doctor will be able to tell but not from the cystoscopy procedure itself. ...Read more

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I have urine urge & frequency but no pain. Could this be Interstitial cystitis? Is hydrodistension safe? Can my bladder burst?

I have urine urge & frequency but no pain. Could this be Interstitial cystitis? Is hydrodistension safe? Can my bladder burst?

Here are some. ..: Glad to know you've no pain but urgency & frequency. So, work on lifestyle modification as the initial step of care by avoiding foods / beverages containing bladder irritants such coffee / caffeine-rich drinks like tea, coke, pop, etc. As well as urine-producing drinks such as all alcohol beverages & water over-drinking, and voiding timely. As to bladder dilation, it's safe under anesthesia. .. ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more