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Is ic hereditary?

Is ic hereditary?

Yes: There is a tendency for i.C. To recur in families, siblings and daughters. There is also a family tendency for endometriosis and these two problems often run together. I am not aware of the exact gene problem linked to this difficult problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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What causes ic?

Unknown: Doctors ? Interstitial cystitis (ic) cause ; #fibromyalgia association. Imo bladder spasms ; hyperactivity of pelvic parasympathetic nerves of autonomic nervous system, same nerves that stimulate irritable bowel syndrome, ; nerves course from spine ; sacrum. Sympathetic nerves ; ganglia parallel, but not contact, most of spinal column. Fibromyalgia cases with low back ; pelvic pain have ic ; ibs. ...Read more

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Is ic progressive?

Is ic progressive?

IC can be...: Patients with interstitial cystitis often undergo a waxing and waning course, may be completely asymptomatic with intermittent flares, or may have a chronically progressive course of increasing symptoms over several years. Ic can severely affect your quality of life. But spontaneous remission occurs in as many as 50% of patients with ic. ...Read more

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Who can get ic/bps?

Women more than men: Women are affected more than men. Children can be affected as well ...Read more

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How long does ic last?

IC: Ic is a chronic condition that we can treat but not cure. It is a lifetime condition that at times will go asymptomatic with flares occasionally. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with ic?

You bet: Main issue is controlling the urgency but often intense exercise will distract from this. ...Read more

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What are causes of ic/bps?

What are causes of ic/bps?

Unknown: The cause of ic is unknown. It is thought to be the results of damage to the protective layer in the bladder allowing irritants to penitrate & cause symptoms. For more information see this link; http://www.Drjkm.Com/interstitial-cystitis/. ...Read more

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How long do ic flares last?

How long do ic flares last?

Depends: Everyone is different. Things you can try to help ease the pain. Over the counter AZO or prescription Pyridium (phenazopyridine). Prelief, bladder antacid, or 1/4-1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz water no more than twice a day. Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, or Benedryl. Drinking a lot of fluids to dilute the urine. Avoid caffeine, acidic foods, alcohol, and carbonated drinks. Look IC diet ...Read more

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Can you have ic with no pain?

Unlikely: Interstitial cystitis is usually associated with discomfort and or pain. ...Read more

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How is ic/bps treated usually?

How is ic/bps treated usually?

Treatment of IC: Although there are multiple treatment options for ic, most are reported to have only modest efficacy. However, studies suggest early treatment of ic may yield better outcomes. Treatments may consist of behavioral and lifestyle changes, dietary restrictions, pharmacological agents, bladder instillations therapy, neuromodulation and biofeedback therapies. ...Read more

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