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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroid And Interstitial Cystitis

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I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

My take is ...: As to bladder injection of Botox for IC, please ask your urologist for details on indication, expectations, complications, etc. timely besides viewing IC-related articles from many websites about IC, OAB, etc. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

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


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How does hypothyroidism cause interstitial cystitis?

How does hypothyroidism cause interstitial cystitis?

Only when: You're visiting an internet scam site. Besides, hypothyroidism is one of the easiest medical disorders to treat effectively. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering is fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and acid reflux considered autoimmune disease?

I was wondering is fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and acid reflux considered autoimmune disease?

No, no, no, and no : Autoimmune diseases are diseases in which the immune system attacks the body itself causing inflammatory pain. Functional pain such as fibromyalgia is the perception of pain in normal structures (muscles, ligaments, tendons). Other causes of pain are abnormal tissue (endometriosis) or direct effect of acid (reflux) burning sensitive tissue. Interstitial cystitis is inflammation (not autoimmune). ...Read more

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What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC relief: Hydration (uop > 2000ml/24 hours), avoiding foods that contain potassium (eg bananas) and avoiding spicy foods (chilis). Alkalinizing urine may also help. ...Read more

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How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

IC diagnosis: By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Have candida/lyme/interstitial cystitis; could dr. Rx'd diet of protein/gr. Vegs./probiotics have caused my hi blood uric acid and interstitial cysti?

Have candida/lyme/interstitial cystitis; could dr. Rx'd diet of protein/gr. Vegs./probiotics have caused my hi blood uric acid and interstitial cysti?

Unlikely.: But might be contributing. Most common cause of high uric acid is genetics. A high uric acid level without symptoms is often of no significant consequences. The level may be affected a bit by diet. The candida / lyme / ic thing sounds fishy and very unlikely. Perhaps you have a more general underlying disorder. ...Read more

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How is interstitial cystitis flares managed during pregnancy?

Team approach: Ic management during pregnancy has not been fully studied. Pregnant ic pts for the most part need to stop their medications. However you could use some anesthetic instillations for flares, as well as some antispasmodics for the overactive bladder. Avoid constipation. Physical therapy can be used. Look for high risk OB md. Go to ichelp.Org for more info. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is interstitial cystitis?

What is interstitial cystitis?

Trigger points!!: This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read more

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Can urine nitrates be a symptom of interstitial cystitis?

Can urine nitrates be a symptom of interstitial cystitis?

Nitrites sign of UTI: Nitrite testing is thus to demonstrate bacteria in the urine & will be negative in subjects with interstitial cystitis unless they also have a urinary tract infection. Symptoms are something that you feel, & symptoms of ic are similar to utis, ie urinary frequency and bladder or pelvic pain. Microscopic hematuria (blood in urine) in absence of a UTI & negative urinary nitrites could be sign of ic. ...Read more

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Is interstitial cystitis progressive?

Is interstitial cystitis progressive?

Very often: More often than not is progressive if mild when diagnosed and subject fails to adjust diet, alkalinize urine, avoid caffeine and alcohol or fail to take prescribed medications if and when they helped to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

What to do with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

IC: Interstitial cystitis is not currently a disorder that can be cured. Most treatments are geared toward symptom reduction. Elmiron (pentosan) is the only FDA approved oral med for IC. It helps some but not all patients. Most need other therapeutic options in addition. See a urologist that treats a lot of patients with IC. They are more likely to offer you a variety of treatment modalities beyond Elmiron (pentosan). ...Read more

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Is interstitial cystitis always progressive? Even with treatment and diet?

Is interstitial cystitis always progressive?  Even with treatment and diet?

No: Patients can be in remission for several weeks and months at a time, especially if you avoid the triggers as you stated. ...Read more

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What is difference between overactive bladder and interstitial cystisis? I have urtheral discomfort and urgency/frequency especial at night.

What is difference between overactive bladder and interstitial cystisis? I have urtheral discomfort and urgency/frequency especial at night.

Presence of pain.: Interstitial cystitis is typically associated with a painful bladder , whereas overactive bladder or urgency tend to be associated with frequency of needing to void. These are often associated or confused with urinary tract infections. Diagnosis treatment can be complex... See your doctor. ...Read more

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How common do interstitial cystitis and endometriosis occur together?

How common do interstitial cystitis and endometriosis occur together?

Very Common: They commonly co-exist. In addition, sometimes one is confused for another and so diagnostic procedures (cystocopy or laparoscopy) are very important to distinguish between the 2 conditions. ...Read more

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Can interstitial cystitis sometimes cause dark urine?

Can interstitial cystitis sometimes cause dark urine?

Maybe : This is a chronic nonbacterial bladder inflammation which can produce components leading to darker than usual. But then again there are other causes including lack of fluid intake leading the kidneys to concentrate urine. ...Read more

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Can having sex exacerbate my symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Can having sex exacerbate my  symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Yes: Symptoms of ic such as urgency, frequency, burning and bladder/ pelvic pain can exacerbate after sexual activity. Many of these symptoms are related to pelvic floor hypertonicity, or spasm of the pelvic muscles. Women with this condition often experience an exacerbation of symptoms for 24-72 hours after a sexual encounter. Pelvic floor pt can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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