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Interstitial Cystitis And Vulvodynia And Lupus
Have mild lupus.Urine dip showed moderate blood.Otherwise normal.I have also very well controlled interstitial cystitis.Should assume it's from the IC?
Interstitial Cystitis is also known as Painful bladder syndrome. 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
There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.
IC and Lupus: IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus, painful interstitial cystitis, and lots of GI issues. Is it worth trying gluten free diet for a while though my celiac test was negative?
Absolutely: Also consider casein free (avoid cow dairy). Must go gluten free for at least 3-6 months for an adequate trial. Casein can cross react and look like gluten. Celiac testing is not accurate. Consider probiotics such as kombucha and kefir (water or goats milk). Can make both yourself at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus. Recent macro UA was normal except 2-5 RBC in urine.Norm is 0-2. Was diagnosed w/interstitial cystitis 20 yrs ago.Blood likely from IC?
UA showed moderate blood in urine, but neg for RBC.Urine was yellow/clear.Specific gravity was >1.030.Have lupus & interstitial cystitis.Any concern?
When my hubby ejucalates inside me his semen stings. I do have interstitial cystitis, pelvic floor dysfunction. I'm thinking I have vulvodynia. Why?
Pelvic Girdle Pain: 40's female with pelvic pain at intercourse likely has referred pain from sacroiliac joints strained by leveraging forces from femur shifted forcefully into abduction ; external rotation. A spooning posture is preferred to missionary position during sexual activity. Ic concurrently raises concern for joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs), which is an associated marker. ...Read more
Im having clitoral pain and sensitivity i do have vulvadynia and interstitial cystitis i also have an IUD could any of that make it hurt?
Yes: If you have vulvodynia, I am not surprised that you have clitoral pain. They are related. Have you tried physical therapy for vulvodynia and chronic pelvic pain. If you find the right person, it can be very effective. Seeing a good counselor and addressing any previous history of emotional or physical trauma could be very beneficial. For interstitial cystitis you might want to try a gluten free diet for 30 days. ...Read more
I have had positive ANA and high rnp tests, rosacea, multiple surgeries for massive scar tissue in multiple organs, interstitial cystitis, can I have sle?
Many possibilities.: Lupus is certainly possible with +ana and high rnp, rosacea, but so are other diseases. Scleroderma can have +ana and fibrosis/scarring of many organs. Sarcoidosis also can have granulomas of many organs that can appear to be scars and purple lesions on the face, fingers, and knees and would need biopsy for diagnosis. Sjogren's syndrome also has high rnp, +ana, and dry eyes, mouth, and skin. ...Read more
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
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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