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What Is Ic Belly
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
What can cause pain when pushing on sides a little bellow belly button ? Also pain in lower back .Was told i may have ic or endo.
Tendonitis: 20's female with bilateral lower abdominal pain with palpation likely has tendonitis of transversus abdominis muscle attempting to form close a subluxing sacroiliac joint. Should check with osteopath to rule out sacroiliac joint subluxation, which can be associated with joint hypermobiliity, ic, and endometriosis. ...Read more
Had a loss due to ic 3months ago. Feeling as i'm pregnant and abdomen is getting bigger slowly. I'm ttc and had my af just 18d ago(5days). Whats wrong?
Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u in your endeavor! http://m.thebump.com/getting-pregnant.aspx. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/pregnancy-miscarriage. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/10-herbs-promote-fertility-increase-chances-2491984.html. ...Read more
Why does an ic patient often experience the ic belly.. The generalized swelling of the lower abdomen
M/c for ic 3mnths ago. Af is regular. In last 2w my lower abdomen has become double and everyday it's growing bigger. Last month hpt test was neg. Ttc?
Need to see md: With you complaints it is important to contact your physician for appropriate care. ...Read more
Dx'd w/ic as child. 20yrs later, have pelvic cramps, shooting vaginal& rectal pain, nerve shocks in abdomen.Ic symptoms too?Also have lupus & dysautonomia.
IC: Ic could refer to many conditions. Please spell it out so that a rheumatologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, etc. Can help answer the question. ...Read more
M/c 3mnts ago for ic. It's mid cycle. Feeling as something pinching in my uterus and light pain in cervix and abdomen. I'm ttc. Implantation or else?
Possibly ovulating: The timing suggests you have or are going to ovulate. If you were to conceive, implantation would not occur until about the time you would expect your period. ...Read more
I have severe lower abdomen pain. I have ic and have had hysterectomy, one ovary left, due to adhesions. Do i see ob dr. Or urology dr..Or both. ?
A Urogynecologist : May be your best choice. Check out augs.Org. ...Read more
I'm 20 years old , I have pcos .
i recently been having a lot of belly pains . I went to see my doctor and she told me it was just pcos pains . my mom has IC bladder and her belly swells up and she can't eat certain foods & is in pain.
Well here recentl
Need more info: From what you tell me it is apparent that you need a second opinion. Please get that second opinion from an OB/GYN physician ...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
What causes belly button pain that radiates straight down some in interstitial cystitis patients?
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
Treatment of IC: Although there are multiple treatment options for ic, most are reported to have only modest efficacy. However, studies suggest early treatment of ic may yield better outcomes. Treatments may consist of behavioral and lifestyle changes, dietary restrictions, pharmacological agents, bladder instillations therapy, neuromodulation and biofeedback therapies. ...Read more
Ask a question?: I'd like very much to help you, other docs likely would to - but please help us to help you: you have not asked a question. This site is not like a message board, and most docs won't comment on a statement. Think of what you want to know and ask a clear question, best of luck! ...Read more
I C: Interstitial cystitis has no cure. It is a chronic condition and most who treat it believe that narcotic analgesics have no role in its management. If your physician is not offering you the full spectrum of treatment modalities, find a urologist who treats ic regularly and offers the full spectrum of treatment options including intravesical treatment and even physical therapy. ...Read more
Probably nothing : I would check with your local pharmacist. It a question they could answer over the phone. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Placing medicine in : Bladder. Irritations can be helpful in treating ic. Dmso is fda approved for this but can be irritating if used alone. Often bladder irritations are a cocktail of medications used together. Typically there is an initial treatment course and then intermittent use for flare up symptoms. ...Read more
I have IC and after two years the pain has become unbearable. Must urinate every 2 hours 24 hours a day.
See a urologist: There are several treatments for IC including diet, Elmiron, (pentosan) and instillation of DSMO. See a urologist for help and advice reguarding what is best for you. If you are seeing someone and not getting the help you need find a support group in your area for patients with IC and ask for referals for a second opinion.There is also evidence that accupuncture can be of help. Hope this helps. ...Read more