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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

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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