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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic bladder pain. normal urine test, blood and cystoscopy. dont fit diagnos of interstital cystitis. what to do? already taking 3000 mg tylenol
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can reproductive disease cause pain during urination when other causes have been ruled out? (infection,trauma,interstital cystitis, std, etc)
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medicine in bladder: While a low acid diet and some oral medications will help ic, what I have found to be the fastest way to make a bladder feel better is to inject medicine directly into the bladder. These are called "instillations" and we use a variety of drugs, usually a local anesthetic and either elmiron, heparin, or steroids. It's important to do this along with a multifaceted treatment program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: Interstitial cystitis (ic) also called painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is common but causes are unclear, & likely there are many different causes. Treatments include medication by mouth or instilled into bladder, neuromodulation (estim) or treatment of hypertonic (spastic) pelvic muscles with pt, medication or injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See list: Alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry juice, hot peppers, side and spicy food. However, not everyone will "flare" with everything on the list. Some people will flair with items not on the list. I would suggest a food diary and an elimination diet. These tools will help you gain control over your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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