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Is it unusual to have ic at age 75?

Is it unusual to have ic at age 75?

IC and Age: Interstitial cystitis most commonly presents between the ages of 20 and 60, although it may present at any age, even rarely in children. Once established, it is a lifelong chronic condition that typically has periods of remissions and exacerbations, with varying degrees of symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more


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Is vulvodynia a symptom of IC/PBS?

Is vulvodynia a symptom of IC/PBS?

Possibly: Vulvodynia is a term used to describe any chronic pain condition of the vulvar area. It sometimes happens together with IC/PBS making it difficult to tell which condition is causing the symptoms, especially if there is pelvic floor dysfunction as well. A doctor with experience in vulvodynia should be able to help. There's a list of providers on www.nva.org if your usual doctors aren't sure. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for ic/bps?

No: There is no permanent cure for ic but in some patients the disease seems to resolve over time. Some patients will have flares of the disease with symptoms coming & going over time. Others will have symptoms resolve for the most part over time. Still others will have persistent symptoms to some degree. For more information on treatment of ic, see this link; http://www.Drjkm.Com/treatment-op. ...Read more

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Does intercourse affect IC?

IC: Hi. Exact cause of IC is not certain. IC is an internal bladder wall inflammatory disorder. Irritants are from the interior side of the bladder. Intercourse can be uncomfortable when IC is active. But intercourse does not promote or aggravate any root cause or mechanism of the IC process. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics help with my ic?

Can antibiotics help with my ic?

Avoid Triggers: Unless you have a diagnosed infection with bacteria, antibiotics will not help interstitial cystitis. It's an inflammatory process, so avoid triggers like: alcohol, tomatoes, spices, chocolate, caffeinated and citrus beverages, and high-acid foods. Avoid smoking. Continue exercising and stretching! ...Read more

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How does ic affect sexual function?

How does ic affect sexual function?

IC is Unrelated: Male or female sexual function should not be affected whatsoever by ic, since the functional and psychological aspects of each are independent of the other. Voiding before intercourse could alleviate the "urge" to go during sexual activity as in the case of a full bladder. This could help make activity less pressured and more enjoyable. Functional orgasm and ejaculation should not be affected. ...Read more

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Why does ic effect penile function?

Here are some...: Patients of true IC should not affect penile function to erect, but many of such patients presents with multiple medical concerns and drugs use, which together affect penile function to erect. Hence, to deal with IC, one has to put all related facets of life and medical illnesses in a sensible means. How? Follow instruction described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Is blood in the urine typical of ic?

Is blood in the urine typical of ic?

Not necessarily: Patient with interstitial cystitis may have hematuria; however, other sources of hematuria must be ruled out including malignancy, infection, and urinary tract stones. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for ic?

Complex answer: Firstly: bland diet avoiding acid urine producing foods and beverages ie oj. Reduce stress. Anticholinergic medications to relax bladder muscle, pain meds., elavil, elmiron, (pentosan) DMSO or chlorpactin bladder instillations, cystoscopic bladder hydrodistension. Not cystectomy. Check interstitialcystitisassociation.Org website. ...Read more

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Can ic show up on a ultrasound scan?

Can ic show up on a ultrasound scan?

No: The two primary diagnostic tests for ic are cystoscopy with hydrodistention and possible biopsy and parsons's test. A bladder ultrasound may be abnormal or normal but it is not a definitive diagnostic test for ic. There are some physicians who would also argue about the validity of the parson's test. ...Read more

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