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Doctor insights on: Interstitial Cystitis Urethral Pain

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Can interstitial cystitis be only in urethral area? Or is urethritis? My pain is only in this area

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

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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Can interstitial cystitis cause burning when urinating and burning in urethra?

Can interstitial cystitis cause burning when urinating and burning in urethra?

Urethral burning: You may have interstitial cystitis (IC). This condition can produce horrible pain in the bladder and urethra. It is associated with a diet heavy in acidic foods such as tomatoes/salsa as well as alcohol and caffiene. See your doctor. IC can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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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

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

Unrelated toAlcohol: Chances are that its unrelated to Alcohol previous night, wait for culture report of urine before conclusions,drink lot of H2O ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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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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

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Anyone die from interstitial cystitis?

No: I am not aware of interstitial cystitis directly causing death. However, it is possible for patient to have concurrent bladder cancer and interstitial cystitis. Certainly bladder cancer can cause death. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

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