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What do you suggest if I have an interstital cystitis question?

What do you suggest if I have an interstital cystitis question?

Ask it: Please submit a clear & specific question about interstitial cystitis. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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


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I have had interstital cystitis for yrs & undifferentiated connective tissue disease--(not tied down to diagnosis yet). Do you think they are related?

I have had interstital cystitis for yrs & undifferentiated connective tissue disease--(not tied down to diagnosis yet). Do you think they are related?

It is a possibility: Although there isn't much is known about the cause of interstitial cystitis, it is a result of inflammation (unkown cause) of the bladder and/or urethral area. Mixed (undifferentiated) connective tissue disease is also an inflammatory condition of various tissues, including bladder etc..So, it is possible that the 2 r related, but relationship is not well-defined, yet. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic bladder pain. normal urine test, blood and cystoscopy. dont fit diagnos of interstital cystitis. what to do? already taking 3000 mg tylenol (acetaminophen)

Chronic bladder pain.  normal urine test, blood and cystoscopy. dont fit diagnos of interstital cystitis. what to do? already taking 3000 mg tylenol (acetaminophen)

Medications: If the above tests are normal, speak with your physician about pelvic imaging studies, urine test for cytology, and possible stool testing for colon issues due to pelvic pain. If all tests are normal, then dietary changes along with behavioural modification are indicated. In addition, medications are usually helpful in controlling the symptoms if all the above studies are negative. ...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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Interstitial cystitis, what to do?

Interstitial cystitis, what to do?

Check out this link: Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/interstitial-cystitis.

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Who develops interstitial cystitis?

Who develops interstitial cystitis?

30-40 yr old women: It is disease of unknown cause and affect women more than men and is more common around the age of 30-40 years. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001508/. ...Read more

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Interstitial cystitis -- what is it?

Interstitial cystitis -- what is it?

Painful Bladder: Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area. There is no definitive test to diagnose ic, but there is usually inflammation of the lining of the bladder that produces the symptoms. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, and possibly bladder instillation of various compounds. ...Read more

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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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How to relieve interstitial cystitis?

Personal Approach: Interstitial cystitis is a very difficult diagnosis to treat, or provide a simple treatment that works for everyone. Diet modification, elmeron, certain antidepressants and even pelvic floor physical therapy have demonstrated to improve symptoms. Don't get frustrated and work with your urologist to find a treatment that works for you! ...Read more