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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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Is interstitial cystitis fatal?

Is interstitial cystitis fatal?

No: Can be very unpleasant and would only be fatal if subject committed suicide. ...Read more

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Once diagnosed with interstitial cystitis do u have it for the rest of ur life?

Once diagnosed with interstitial cystitis do u have it for the rest of ur life?

See answer: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a chronic condition and diagnosis of exclusion of unknown cause characterized by bladder pain. It can certainly relapse off and on, but at times treatment can be curative for long periods of time as well. ...Read more

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How can I treat interstitial cystitis?

How can I treat interstitial cystitis?

IC: Treatment for ic is involved and may take months for true relief. A urologist is best suited for all the options: kegel exercises; meds. ...Read more

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How do you treat interstitial cystitis?

See a physician: Ic can be tricky to diagnose and treat. It is best to seek out a specialist. A urologist or urogynecologist. It is often possible to get relief. ...Read more

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What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

Breakdown in GAG: There is a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder. Gag stands for glucoseaminoglycan and it is a microscopic layer that is supposed to help with protection of the mucous layer of the bladder. There is a lot of research going into this area and there is a significant connection between interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Right now we are managing the symptoms as best we can. No cure yet! ...Read more

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Do you know what interstitial cystitis is?

Do you know what interstitial cystitis is?

InterstitialCystitis: It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune, diet, allergies, inflammatory conditions
Resources:
http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/
www. Ichelp. Org
www. Ic-network. Com
Diagnosis can be made by urogynecologist or urologist ...Read more

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Does cysta q work for interstitial cystitis?

Does cysta q work for interstitial cystitis?

Yes: For some patients work as long as they stick with diet modification. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have interstitial cystitis?

How do I know if I have interstitial cystitis?

CYSTOSCOPY: CYSTOSCOPY which is direct visualization of the bladder by a urologist. The bladder will have many microscopic nicks and tears. It can be very tough to treat. I recommend focus on hydration 60-80 oz water/dy. Monitoring urine PH to keep at level 7.4-7.6 (pHion. Com). Meds that are effective Zyrtec (cetirizine) /Zantac /Singulair &tramadol. Also in stilling bladder with dmso. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for interstitial cystitis?

Medicine in bladder: While a low acid diet and some oral medications will help ic, what I have found to be the fastest way to make a bladder feel better is to inject medicine directly into the bladder. These are called "instillations" and we use a variety of drugs, usually a local anesthetic and either elmiron, (pentosan) heparin, or steroids. It's important to do this along with a multifaceted treatment program. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got interstitial cystitis?

See your doctor: Diagnosis of interstitial cystitis require exclusion of infection, urinary stone, urinary tumors and other urinary pathology. Please consult this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439 ...Read more

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Which foods affect interstitial cystitis the most?

Which foods affect interstitial cystitis the most?

See list: Alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry juice, hot peppers, side and spicy food. However, not everyone will "flare" with everything on the list. Some people will flair with items not on the list. I would suggest a food diary and an elimination diet. These tools will help you gain control over your life. ...Read more

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How do you prove someone has interstitial cystitis?

How do you prove someone has interstitial cystitis?

Definitive?: With cystoscopy under anesthesia but exam and history can usually prove about 90% accurate. ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

What are the primary symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Pain & frequency: Bladder or pelvic or retropubic pain increasing with bladder filling and relieved temporarily and/or partially by urinating. Frequent urination by day and night. Blood in urine. Bladder pain provoked by acid urine producing foods and beverages such as oj or tomato paste, fried or spicy foods or caffeine. Suggest you check: www. Interstitialcystitisassociation. Com. ...Read more

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Why have I never heard of interstitial cystitis before?

Don't know: Ic is usually a matter discussed between patient and health care provider. However, having ic does not carry the stigmata of sexually transmitted disease. Interestingly, there are a number of urologists who don't believe that ic can occur in chidren and it certainly can. ...Read more

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How likely is interstitial cystitis passed on to children?

Not likely: Interstitial cystitis is not considered a hereditary disease. The cause of i.C. Is not known. There may be a gene that makes one more prone to getting i.C., but such a gene has not been found. If one's i.C. Is due to a second disease, such as some autoimmune disease, that second disease may be familial and cause i.C. To run in that particular family. The role of environmental factors is not known. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have interstitial cystitis, but no pain?

Is it possible to have interstitial cystitis, but no pain?

Possible, not typica: Interstitial cystitis is a breakdown in a layer of the bladder lining. The breakdown causes pain with bladder filling and causes you to feel increased urgency. Typically pain comes with increased filling and worsening acidic content in the urine. Other things can stimulate pain also. Usually pain is one of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: interstitial cystitis?

Interstitial cystiti: 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 diagnosed by bladder biopsy. ...Read more

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What is interstitial cystitis? And if untreated what are the complications?

Painful bladder synd: Please go to website: www. Bergenurological. Com
click on patient education, and pan down to booklet on interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Does discharge come with interstitial cystitis?

Does discharge come with interstitial cystitis?

No typically: Intersitial cystitis is a bladder problem related to pain from the lining of the bladder. Ic is not associated with a discharge. If you are having pelvic pain and a vaginal discharge, then an infection is likely and you should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is interstitial cystitis curable?

It is not: It's a long-term illness that's poorly understood. It is difficult to manage but you do have some options. Being under a subspecialist's care will be helpful. ...Read more

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I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

My take is. ..: As to bladder injection of Botox for IC, please ask your urologist for details on indication, expectations, complications, etc. Timely besides viewing IC-related articles from many websites about IC, OAB, etc. ...Read more

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Can I eat macademia nuts if I have interstitial cystitis?

Can I eat macademia nuts if I have interstitial cystitis?

IC: Nuts in general are under the foods that could irritate your bladder. You have to remember that you may need to evaluate to see if you eat nuts and bladder symptoms worsen. If no untoward effects are observed you can conclude that they are good for you. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial cystitis?

Non-infectious: inflammation of the bladder. The cause is not known and it is a chronic affliction associated with urinary frequency and urgency, and abdominal pain. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439 ...Read more

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Can I get interstitial cystitis from having rough sex once?

Can I get interstitial cystitis from having rough sex once?

Unlikely: For a man, one episode of rough sex may cause temporary penis symptoms, but should not cause bladder symptoms. For a woman, there can be some bruising at the urethral meatus opening, and the part of the urethra just inside the meatus, which can lead to regular UTI symptoms, but would be unlikely to cause interstitial cystitis from that one uti. The cause of interstitial cystitis is not known. ...Read more

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Could a 29-year-old quadriplegic have interstitial cystitis?

Yes: Definitely, but they are at higher risks for uti's as well do care must be taken in diagnosing. ...Read more

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Can anything be injected to remove the interstitial cystitis?

Yes: Most patients with interstitial cystitis start with dietary changes and a medication called elmiron (pentosan). Some patients benefit from weekly bladder irrigation with a combination of medications called Heparin and lidocaine. These are injected into the bladder through a small catheter. This can be very helpful. For patients that do not respond there is an outpatient surgical treatment called interstim. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this 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. Ongoing research by urogynecologists and urologists are trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
6 Doctors shared insights

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more