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Irritated Bladder No Infection
BLADDER SPASM NO INF: You may have interstitial cystitis and you should cosult a urologist to confirm this condition and get treated. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Could be the same...: "bladder infection" means the patient has micro-organisms (usually bacteria) growing in the urine/bladder. This is usually treated with antibiotics. "cystitis" is inflammation of the bladder. Inflammation can be caused by an infection but can also be caused by other things (such as bladder/kidney stones or other non-infectious causes of inflammation). Hope that this helps. ...Read more
No cystitis is : The same as uti. Just different names. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm just wondering, if you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have bladder infections?
Yes: Ic is an inflammation of the bladder wall that is not usually caused by bacteria while a UTI isp caused by bacteria. These can occur simultaneously and this is not an uncommon presentation but may be difficult to discern so see a doctor who specializes in treating ic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IC vs UTI: Many times you can't tell the difference; and often a "flare" if ic can be precipitated by a uti. Check the appearance of your urine through a clear glass - if "cloudy" or foul-smelling it's likely to be a uti, but it could also be a UTI (early) even if grossly clear and without a odor. The best test would be a urinalysis and follow up with your urologist. ...Read more
Probably not: However, the urinary symptoms may make you or your doctor think of infections often, doing more tests, and documenting more episodes. ...Read more
Can a man be a carrier of a bladder infection? Like cystitis, interstitial cystitis, or urinary tract infection?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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