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What Are The Effects Of Interstitial Cystitis On Pregnancy
Usually mild: Survey done by interstitial cystitis association found that ic symptoms increased slightly for women with mild or moderately severe ic. Symptoms improved for women with severe ic until 3rd semester. Inportant for all your dr.S to communicate and work together or better still consult with a perinatologist. Suppliments like folate and vit.B12 are vital. See www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interstitial Cystitis is also known as Painful bladder syndrome. 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
Team approach: Ic management during pregnancy has not been fully studied. Pregnant ic pts for the most part need to stop their medications. However you could use some anesthetic instillations for flares, as well as some antispasmodics for the overactive bladder. Avoid constipation. Physical therapy can be used. Look for high risk OB md. Go to ichelp.Org for more info. Good luck. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using continuous Marvelon and 10mcg vagifem. Have Interstitial cystitis. Starting to experience spotting. Is this an expected side effect? Thank-you
Strange combination: Marvelon + Vagifem is a bit of strange combination. Marvelon is a combination birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. Vagifem is a Estrogen supplement used when menopause is affecting the vagina. If menopausal you shouldn’t need Marvelon and if premenopausal then you shouldn’t need Vagifem. I would have the bleeding evaluated and discuss the medication options. ...Read more
Painful Bladder: Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area. There is no definitive test to diagnose ic, but there is usually inflammation of the lining of the bladder that produces the symptoms. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, and possibly bladder instillation of various compounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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, heparin, or steroids. It's important to do this along with a multifaceted treatment program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: Interstitial cystitis (ic) also called painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is common but causes are unclear, & likely there are many different causes. Treatments include medication by mouth or instilled into bladder, neuromodulation (estim) or treatment of hypertonic (spastic) pelvic muscles with pt, medication or injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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