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What causes belly button pain that radiates straight down some in interstitial cystitis patients?

What causes belly button pain that radiates straight down some in interstitial cystitis patients?

Urachus: There is an embryologic remnant of the bladder that runs from the bladder to the bellybutton called the urachus. It is related to how the bladder develops. This is also why pushing in the belly button is some people makes then feel like they need to urinate. ...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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Pain below my belly button, off to the right which i've had for ages. The doc thought interstitial cystitis but i'm not so sure. Could it be ovarian pain?

Pain below my belly button, off to the right which i've had for ages. The doc thought interstitial cystitis but i'm not so sure. Could it be ovarian pain?

Yes: It's at the right spot. If it continues make sure you go back to your doctor. Sometimes ovarian cysts can rupture and cause pain. Ultrasound can be helpful. ...Read more

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Have interstitial cystitis i generally have alot of pain buthave been in severe pain since yesterday in my belly..usual area is this something differe?

Have interstitial cystitis i generally have alot of pain buthave been in severe pain since yesterday in my belly..usual area is this something differe?

Needs to be checked: The pain in abdomen and we don't know what part of abdomen the pain is and as you say it is not in the usual area of pain due to Interstitial Cystitis. Since it is a new kind of pain it should be checked by your Primary Care Doctor to find the cause of the pain and treat appropriately We don't have enough information to even guess what it could be caused by. Need detailed history and Physical Exam ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen/back pain, I have interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, ibs, and pfd. The pain is unbearable, can any of these be the cause? Help:(

Lower left abdomen/back pain, I have interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, ibs, and pfd. The pain is unbearable, can any of these be the cause? Help:(

Back Pain: Could be unrelated. As with most pain conditions, there can be a variety of potential problems that can cause the pain that you are describing. It is difficult to diagnose with the short description given and without a proper physical examination. Pain is often a sign of inflammation. A qualified pain specialist should be able to help. ...Read more

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I've had a cystoscopy to rule out interstitial cystitis but am still having chronic pain in the abdomen and through the urethra as well as into my vaginal area. I feel the need to urinate frequently and am still seeing doctors to try to figure this out.

See complete answer: Pelvic pain can be multifactorial. There is often more than one thing that is contributing to the problem. Sources can include gi, gu, reproductive, musculoskeletal and other issues. It may take a number of physicians and diagnostic tests to determine the problem. ...Read more

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Can stomach cancer be diagnosed without actual tumors being visuall? I have hpylori, severe gastritis and ulcers along with interstitial cystitis.

Can stomach cancer be diagnosed without actual tumors being visuall?  I have hpylori, severe gastritis and ulcers along with interstitial cystitis.

Yes: Stomach cancer is usually diagnosed by looking at biopsy specimens under the microscope. Samples are obtained by scope evaluation (egd). Treat your stomach problems with potent acid-blockers; avoid smoking, alcohol, and other irritants. Barrett's esophagitis or stomach cancer should be monitored by your GI doctor with regular egds. ...Read more

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I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Interstitial cystitis, fibro, tachycardia, anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism,  Interstitial cystitis,  fibro,  tachycardia,  anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

CONSULT DERMATOLOGIS: With your History of Multible Medical Conditions,and you have to on few medications and the rash you described It is very difficult to say what is causing the bumps on your arms and thighs I will suggest you consult a Dematologist to find what these bumps are due to ...Read more

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How do you get tested for ?Interstitial cystitis?

Clinically: No labs are useful for diagnosing interstitial cystitis, but the blood vessels on the inner lining of the bladder present a distinctive apperance on cystoscopy. It's a difficult disease and i wish you luck. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


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