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Ic In Uti
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 Leaky Link: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lining of the bladder wall. No one knows exactly what causes it but it can certainly be exacerbated by urinary tract infections. Many homeopathic remedies aim toward controlling inflammation and infection risk by making the urine contain certain by-products of natural metabolism. Such phenomenon is seen with cranberry juice. ...Read more
Suspect ic had no pain for aprox2 months will a cystoscopy still be acurate or does the bladder heal in between flares? (not had any utis)
Why do a: Procedure if no pain? You may have gone into remission! It's just a waste of money. Doubt it would show much if you have been symptom free for 2 months! ...Read more
Possible, more tests: Interstitial cystitis is possible but there are a wide range of alternatives to consider first. If not done so already, you should have a pelvic exam with swabs + a pelvic and urinary tract ultrasound to look for for abnormalities in the bladder/renal tract/ovaries. Depending on these results, your GP will likely need to refer you to a Urologist. Also, some people do just get recurrent infections. ...Read more
Dr. ..U asked what are my symptoms...I have had at one point every single symptom that is related to ic and I have had oab, bph, utis ruled out?
Remember,: Diseases cause symptoms, but symptoms don't cause diseases. You have too many symptoms and abbreviations for the internet. Rely on your doctor's opinion and evaluation. ...Read more
Exclude tumor: Blood in urine can be due to many causes, infection, trauma, tumor, vascular malformation, clotting disorder. However, tumor/cancer needs to be excluded in any one with blood in urine. Uti and interstitial cystitis are not the only causes of blood in urine. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
No: Ic is not thought to be caused by uti. In fact, one must first rule out UTI before making a diagnosis of ic. ...Read more
Is 100.7 a fever? I keep having bladder pain but I have IC. A test strip said no UTI but I feel really bad in pain.
How do I know if my interstitial cystitis is flaring up or if I am getting a UTI? I was just recently diagnosed with IC, and don't have much experience managing it beyond using a bladder friendly diet.
Urgency cystitis: The symptoms of UTI and "interstitial cystitis" are similar, but the "IC" symptoms are more frequent, and not based on active infection, but a more sensitive and muscular bladder wall, which can produce some incontinence also. At 24, it is unusual to have acquired "IC", so perhaps it is chronic urethritis, which can be treated favorably by urethral dilation: see a female urologist for advice. ...Read more
I was given Ic clindamycin for when I had a tooth extracted but never took any of it. This was a little over a month ago. Can I take for UTI?
Not advisable, ...: Clindamycin is used chiefly for Gram (+) coccal infections like staphylococcus or streptococcus, etc. Most of UTI is caused by Gram (-) bacilli; hence, clindamycin is not advised. The most commonly used antibiotics of UTI are nitrofurantoin, sulfamaxazole/trimethoprim, cephalosporin, flouroquinolone, ... More on UTI/its care? To articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Best wish... ...Read more
Had low vit. D under 30 prior to mirena. After mirena now frequent uti's w/ almost all neg. Side effects. Iud in for 6 months now but s/s continue to worsen? Norm? Can diagnosis of ic become worse w/ mirena?
How long to wait after taking hydrocodone before I start ultram, given for uti with ic. Had Hydro left from last infection & took til was seen.
Don't take...: ...hydrocodone to treat the pain of a UTI and IC. Hydrocodone and ultram are different drugs, but together may worsen the associated euphoria. To be safe, just wait 4 hours for the hydrocodone to wear off. Make sure you follow-up with your physician if the pain worsens and the UTI symptoms do not subside. ...Read more
On and off burning sensation for over 2 mo. Went to gyno, no uti. Went to urologist, no ic, urine was clear. Dr. Did not know what is going on?
Vaginal bacterial infection?: A vaginal bacterial infection may need to be ruled out. ...Read more
I had sugar and blood in my urine, but tests for UTI were negative. I got diagnosed with ic. No pain but frequent urge to pee. Other possible causes?
No sugar in IC: Glucose in urine isn't a finding in patients with interstitial cystitis. The most common reason in a female to have both sugar and blood in urine is if she has diabetes and provided the urine sample around the time of her period. Making a lot of urine and being thirsty are typical symptoms of diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Bladder discomfort daily, but no pain with urination, frequency, urgency. Worse in am. Uti or ic?
How long does it take UTI symptoms of dementia like state in elderly to go away she is on ic cephalexin since Saturday?
Here are some. ..: The relevance of the contents in this Q is unclear, but my sifting through it suggests concerning her mental alteration possibly related with symptomatic UTI. If so, the duration of optimal recovery may widely vary in part because many elderlies are taking tranquilizers / antidepresents. Besides they have multiple concomitant medical issues. So, it's hard to blame UTI as sole cause of such change ...Read more
Burning sensation like bladder infection. Has been going on for over 2 months. Not UTI and not ic or any other urinary problem. Help!?
Reccurent uti, finished Macrobid last week, burning while urination after drinking coffee only, should I be worried about ic?
Its possible: See your doctor for evaluation. Also, stop drinking coffee for now. ...Read more
Can recurrent uti/ antibiotic use cause ic? Is it normal to have slight pain/sensitivity during urination after treatment?
IC is not repeat UTI: Lower uti's are usually responsive to antibiotics, but recurrences are common. Other conditions besides infection can cause frequency and urinary discomfort; interstitial cystitis is only one of many. The hallmark of ic is visualization of 'glomerulation' on cystoscopy; however, ic may exists without seeing this. Potassium sensitivity test in the office can confirm. You do need a diagnosis. ...Read more
Frequent urge to urinate for months, small amounts 25+times a day, no incontinence, no UTI, no IC, cystoscopy ok, seen 4 urologists, very tired. Please help!
Could incontinence: I don't think it's easy to say that you don't have IC. The symptoms you are describing could either be IC, it could be urge incontinence, it could be a prolapse of the bladder or other pelvic floor dysfunction. You could have issues with bowels pressing on the bladder. What medicine have you tried besides antibiotics? I would recommend bladder training and possibly botox. ...Read more
I've had a UTI for 3 wks & I've been on 3 diff antibiotics with little relief. I've taken Bactrim Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Macrobid & it's still here. Could it be IC?
Possible: Did you have positive cultures? Nonbacterial causes of UTI-like symptoms and inflammation of the urinary tract includes fungal infection, adverse drug reaction, interstitial cystitis, heavy metal (eg lithium), and uric acid and hypercalcemic irritation. More remote possibilities include granulomatous diseases (eg, sarcoid or tuberculosis), polycystic kidney disease or genitourinary malignancy. ...Read more
What meds can cause bladder/urethra pain and burning? Uti ruled out, urine culture negatv. Had a total hysterectomy. Gyno says ic urologist says no ic
Could be IC: Ic is sometimes a diagnosis by exclusion. Typically pain is worst when bladder is full ; somewhat relieved after urinating. Also bladder pain can be related to consuming acid urine producing beverages or foods such as citrus or bladder irritant like coffee. Might be related to your hysterectomy surgery if symptoms strarted post-op or? Worthwhile getting second urologic opinion. ...Read more
Urine culture neg. No uti, but UTI pain. Pelvic, vaginal pain. Urgency, frequency, etc. On many antibiotics, toviaz, (fesoterodine) & pain meds. Would you suspect ic?
52, using alesse. Lower abdominal pain/discomfort, can't void urine- dribbles, no UTI detected, but enlarged uterus, mild IC. What could cause this?
I've had 3 UTI in the past 4 months. I just finished a second round of antibiotics for this one and I'm having symptoms again. Interstitial cystitis?
Cant tell if its a UTI or my interstitial cystitis I had the pain since I had an IUD put in tuesday im in a lot if pain shud I go to the ER?
There is no relation between IUD and interstitial cystitis
interstitial cystitis is more common than we tthought, under diagnosed, because the right diagnosis will required a cystoscopy and a biopsy by a urologist.
usualy it get suspected when the patient has UTI symptoms but the urine is clean ...Read more
I'm 20 f, obgyn believes I have interstitial cystitis based on symptoms of UTI but negative urine culture. Also extreme painful menstrual is it related?
I have interstitial cystitis and im taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti plus I take methadone 4 the pain caused by interstitial cystitis will the pain med work?
Consult urologist: Methadone seems a little "over the top" for treating IC pain & risk of opiate addiction. High dose ibuprofen, naproxen, lidocaine patch or vaginal diazepam all worth trying first.? consult pain clinic. Hope UR on bland IC diet, avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic beverages, spicy foods etc. Also have been tried on various IC meds such as amytriptyline or pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) ...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
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more