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Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Overview)

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 an impact on severity.


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What are the core symptoms of painful bladder syndrome?

What are the core symptoms of painful bladder syndrome?

Pain, urge frequency: Pain, urinary urgency and urinary frequency in the absence of an active infection. This diagnosis (also may be called interstitial cystitis) can sometimes be challenging to determine. There are a number of treatments and a multi-modal therapeutic approach is usually the most successful. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
185 Doctors shared insights

Painful Bladder Syndrome (Overview)

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 an impact on severity.


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How do you make the diagnosis of painful bladder syndrome?

How do you make the diagnosis of painful bladder syndrome?

Hsitory exan cystosc: A uro-gyn or a urologist needs to do an exam, a urine test, ultrasound and urethroscopy and cystoscopy to determine if you ahve this and depending on the type and severity there are many different treatment options. ...Read more

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Follow any recommended diet changes
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Learn which foods or drinks trigger your pain
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Know which medications and vitamins can make symptoms worse
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Rule out endometriosis
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Sure, I've heard of painful bladder syndrome. But now that I have it, I want to know what is really happening in my body.?

Sure, I've heard of painful bladder syndrome. But now that I have it, I want to know what is really happening in my body.?

Painful Bladder synd: Painfull bladder syndrome is also called interstitial cystits. The symptoms vary from mild discomfort, to tenderness, pain in bladder or pelvic area, frequency and/or urgency to urinate. It is more common in women. Diagnosis is made after all other causes for the symptoms like infection, stone etc are ruled out. Treatment bladder washing with dmso, or elmira, aspirin, tens, eliminating alcohol and otherfood. ...Read more

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Treating Interstitial Pneumonia (Checklist)

Take antibiotics as prescribed for bacterial pneumonia
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Use cough medicines as needed to help your symptoms
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Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you have a fever
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Remember to get plenty of rest to recover from this infection
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What is the treatment for painful bladder syndrome?

What is the treatment for painful bladder syndrome?

Treatment of PBS: The treatment of pbs involves multiple approaches. Medications, avoidance of irritants, bladder installations, pelvic floor physical therapy, neuromodulation. For more information see this link. Http://www. Drjkm. Com/treatment-options-interstitial-cystitis-painful-bladder-syndromes-part-3-discussion-ic-pbs/. ...Read more

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What are treatments for painful bladder syndrome?

What are treatments for painful bladder syndrome?

The following...: I assumed the diagnosis is well established. If so, take the following: 1. Understand ; accept it, 2. Behavioral modification with moderate fluid intake, no spicy foods, no coffee or caffeine-related beverages, and timed voiding, 3. Pelvic floor muscle exercise to promote self-awareness, 4. Join ic/pbs supporting goups, 5. Try various drugs, 6. Careful coitus, 6. Try nerve-stimulating... Interstim. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids; don't consume too much or too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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Are there any longterm cures for painful bladder syndrome?

Are there any longterm cures for painful bladder syndrome?

Not really: However many patients have learned hwo to accomodate the symptoms and have been functioning quite normally. ...Read more

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Can I have painful bladder syndrome?

Can I have painful bladder syndrome?

IC: Interstitial cystitis is not currently a disorder that can be cured. Most treatments are geared toward symptom reduction. Elmiron (pentosan) is the only FDA approved oral med for IC. It helps some but not all patients. Most need other therapeutic options in addition. See a urologist that treats a lot of patients with IC. They are more likely to offer you a variety of treatment modalities beyond Elmiron (pentosan). ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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Could painful bladder syndrome symptoms come an go.?

Could painful bladder syndrome symptoms come an go.?

Here are some...: The intensity of symptoms related with real painful bladder syndrome may widely fluctuate but not complete disappearing by behavioral modification. More? Ask treating urologist or gyn-doc or PCP timely. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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What are the core symptoms of painful bladder syndrome?

Pain, urge frequency: Pain, urinary urgency and urinary frequency in the absence of an active infection. This diagnosis (also may be called interstitial cystitis) can sometimes be challenging to determine. There are a number of treatments and a multi-modal therapeutic approach is usually the most successful. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
once
Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to ask for feedback
3x day
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How do I know if I have pbs (painful bladder syndrome)?

Here are some...: A diagnosis for PBS is made after properly ruling out disorders affecting bladder ability to hold urine and to empty such as UTI, IC (insterstitial cystitis), etc. How to reach a Dx of PBS? Follow instructions described in
http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on when and how to work closely with doc, usually a urologist. ...Read more

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Are there any longterm cures for painful bladder syndrome?

Not really: However many patients have learned hwo to accomodate the symptoms and have been functioning quite normally. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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How do you make the diagnosis of painful bladder syndrome?

Hsitory exan cystosc: A uro-gyn or a urologist needs to do an exam, a urine test, ultrasound and urethroscopy and cystoscopy to determine if you ahve this and depending on the type and severity there are many different treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: painful bladder syndrome?

Chronic Bladder Pain: 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 an impact on severity. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
daily
Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
daily
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What is the difference between a nervous bladder disorder and painful bladder syndrome?

Frequency vs pain: Urinary frequency is the main symptoms of a nervous bladder; whereas painful urination plus other symptoms including frequency are painful bladder syndrome. ...Read more

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Sure, I've heard of painful bladder syndrome. But now that I have it, I want to know what is really happening in my body.?

Painful Bladder synd: Painfull bladder syndrome is also called interstitial cystits. The symptoms vary from mild discomfort, to tenderness, pain in bladder or pelvic area, frequency and/or urgency to urinate. It is more common in women. Diagnosis is made after all other causes for the symptoms like infection, stone etc are ruled out. Treatment bladder washing with dmso, or elmira, aspirin, tens, eliminating alcohol and otherfood. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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Is painful bladder syndrome often misdiagnosed?

Yes: This is a diagnosis of exclusion and is mainly a clinical diagnosis. Medical term is interstitial cystitis and this needs extensive work up before diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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Are support group hepful for people with painful bladder syndrome?

Are support group hepful for people with painful bladder syndrome?

YES: Try search for interstitial cystitis (ic) support group in your local area. I strongly recommend it. There many different way to deal with the symptoms. You may get one from the others just working for yourself. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Bladder (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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