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Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

Can interstitial cystitis cause bladder infections?

Indirectly: An important aspect of ic is that inner lining of bladder may be damaged, thus bacteria gaining access to bladder can more easily attach or penetrate bladder lining.These bacteria can only be eliminated by antibiotics.Normal bladders have an intrinsic defense mechanism consisting of a protective coating to bladder lining which makes it more difficult for bacteria to attach or penetrate. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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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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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 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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Does discharge come with interstitial cystitis?

Does discharge come with interstitial cystitis?

No typically: Intersitial cystitis is a bladder problem related to pain from the lining of the bladder. Ic is not associated with a discharge. If you are having pelvic pain and a vaginal discharge, then an infection is likely and you should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Trearment interstial cystitis?

Consult urology: A man with symptoms of ic should consult a urologist. There are many potential treatments. ...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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What is urinary bladder sand sedimentation? Cystitis?

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What is urinary bladder sand sedimentation? Cystitis?

Here are some ...: Some sandy sedimentation may appear, especially after being exposed air for 15-30 minutes through oxidation while urine is more alkaline with pH of >6.5, usually reflecting what you might have consumed. Besides changing its cloudiness, its odor will also alter to be more odorous. But, these changes is normal and harmless as long as complete urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen is okay ...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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Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?

Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?

Not really: The only role a male has in female cystitis is by the mechanical aspect of sexual intercourse or possibly cunnilingus. He is not transmitting the organism from his body to hers but facilitating the transmission of her own bacteria into her bladder. ...Read more

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Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

No: Unless one has urinary retention, catheters will not help improve the urinary symptoms and in fact may worsen them because it will cause more trauma to the bladder lining with the catheter and cause more symptoms. ...Read more

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Does HPV cause interstitial cystitis?

Does HPV cause interstitial cystitis?

Not likely: I am not aware of any correlation between hpv and interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Does interstitial cystitis cause vaginal odor?

No: No. You may have an entirely separate vaginal infection that has nothing to do with your cystitis. The main vaginal infections associated with strong odor are bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas. Talk to your doctor about these possibilities. ...Read more

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Is this a UTI or interstitial cystitis if bloody?

Is this a UTI or interstitial cystitis if bloody?

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

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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