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Pain Behind Belly Button Interstitial Cystitis
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bladder inflammation: Interstitial cystitis is a chronic painful bladder disorder that affects approximately 1 million americans. The exact cause is not known. Symptoms are similar to a bladder infection with urgency to urinate, pain and pressure. Treatments are tailored to individual patients. These may include Elmiron (pentosan) (the first oral medication approved specifically for ic), antihistamines, and pain medications. ...Read more
IC: Ic is often seen in females, but males can have the symptoms too....It really describes a group of symptoms and is not specifically in one gender. ...Read more
Yes: There are many ways to help with the symptoms. Dietary modifications help some people. I would check out http://www. Ichelp. Org for more information. ...Read more
No: I'm sorry. It's a difficult chronic problem that must be managed. If a cure existed, the research piranhas at the NIH would be all over it -- they are driven by jealousy and vanity, which is stronger even than the greed of Big Pharma. If a charlatan offers a cure and you don't recover, he/she will blame you and try to sell you something else. An honest holist will tell you the same. ...Read more
Find an experienced: Urologist or urogynecologist to help you manage this syndrome. ...Read more
Difficult: You have my sympathy. Pentosan polysulfate sodium ("elmiron") for several months is a mainstay of treatment but only helps some and will itself cause you stomach troubles. You will want to join the interstitial cystitis association and network with others. No one has looked at elimination diet as a trial of therapy for interstitial cystits. ...Read more
Communicate: Interstitial cystitis isn't the whole answer though it make make for some discomfort. This kind of problem can be a disaster for a marriage. I would urge the two of you to get with your personal physician, speak with him/her together, then separately. If marriage counseling is an option, please choose a wise guide. Best wishes and I hope that the situation can be remedied. ...Read more
? Little unclear: Side effects usually refer to medication, treatment or surgery. Symptoms of ic are pelvic, low back pain or bladder pain relieved by voiding + urgency and frequency of voiding + mild blood in urine.All worsened by acid producing foods or beverages, caffeine, fried or spicy foods. A few conditions are sometimes associated with ic:fibromyalgia, migraines, irritable or inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more
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No: Patients can be in remission for several weeks and months at a time, especially if you avoid the triggers as you stated. ...Read more
Could having interstitial cystitis be somehow related to having raynaud's phenomenon? I have both and I wonder if they are symptoms of something else.
No: These issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nitrites sign of UTI: Nitrite testing is thus to demonstrate bacteria in the urine & will be negative in subjects with interstitial cystitis unless they also have a urinary tract infection. Symptoms are something that you feel, & symptoms of ic are similar to utis, ie urinary frequency and bladder or pelvic pain. Microscopic hematuria (blood in urine) in absence of a UTI & negative urinary nitrites could be sign of ic. ...Read more
Sex/dyspareunia/IC: Yes; dyspareunia and ic are often related. It is felt that intercourse can precipitate exacerbations of ic. ...Read more
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
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
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