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Interstitial Cystitis Urethral Pain
Can interstitial cystitis be only in urethral area? Or is urethritis? My pain is only in this area
Yes: I.C. is manifested normally with annoying bladder symptoms..& we can talk about that at length. However,this clinical entity may involve the URETHRA only ! I have seen reports of urethral involvement previously in British literature. My treatment is to have urethral dilatation by specialist aware of this ill-definedcondition.Additiona to squirt a dab of Lidocaine in urethra 1-2 times/day ...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
I drank alcohol last night and I just woke up with a burning sensation in my urethra is it my interstitial cystitis? I already got checked for UTI
To diagnose interstitial cystitis, does the patient have to have pain in urethra or pain when peeing? Or can the pain just be pelvic/vaginal?
All of the above: Ic can manifest in different ways for each person. Most common symptoms are burning/discomfort with urination (dysuria) and feeling that you need to use the restroom urgently (urgency). Diagnosis is made based on symptoms, but sometimes cystoscopy is also needed (camera to look inside bladder). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have interstitial cystitis i had IUD put in tuesday im having sharp pain idk if its in my bladder and my urethra hurts and it hurts to have sex?
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
The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more
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
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