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What is ic belly?

What is ic belly?

IC belly: "ic belly" is felt to be a result of interstitial cystitis, leading to abdominal pain and bloating. Ic is best diagnosed by urologists through cystoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


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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.

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

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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?

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

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Why does an ic patient often experience the ic belly.. The generalized swelling of the lower abdomen

Why does an ic patient often experience the ic belly.. The generalized swelling of the lower abdomen

Not always: But ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is strongly associated with ic. The good news is that it responds well to the same diet as ic. Aerobic exercise may help as well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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

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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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Is ic hereditary?

Yes: There is a tendency for i.C. To recur in families, siblings and daughters. There is also a family tendency for endometriosis and these two problems often run together. I am not aware of the exact gene problem linked to this difficult problem. ...Read more

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How is ic/bps treated usually?

How is ic/bps treated usually?

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

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Are there different types of ic?

Yes but....: You need to clarify what ic means....

"infection control"-yes- contact vs. Airborne vs. Droplet...
"inflammatory colitis" -yes- ulcerative colitis, crohn's...
"immune complexes"-yes- igg, igm... ...Read more

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Is there a cure for ic?

Yes: The main treatment is dietary change, in fact if you don't change your diet- nothing else will work either. Zantac, (ranitidine) prelief and antihistamines are second steps. Elmiron is the third steps. If the diet alone doesn't help these other steps may take months to benefit. ...Read more

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Does ic/bps affect pregnancy very often?

IC In pregnancy: Ic can occur in pregnancy however this condition often improves somewhat in pregnancy. I have not seen new onset ic develope in pregnancy. This just represents my experience. ...Read more

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Need answers for frequent urination from ic?

Need answers for frequent urination from ic?

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

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What do I do if my ic doctor will not treat ic pain?

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

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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Lisinopril and IC Lisinopril?

Probably nothing : I would check with your local pharmacist. It a question they could answer over the phone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the risk of bladder instillations? How effective are they for treatment of ic?

What are the risk of bladder instillations? How effective are they  for treatment of ic?

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

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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