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What type of doctor do I need to see for interstitial cystitits?

What type of doctor do I need to see for interstitial cystitits?

Primary & Urologist: A person with bladder symptoms usually sees her primary care doctor to begin the evaluation. An ob-gyn doctor can rule out problems of the female genital tract. A urologist can further evaluate the bladder and help confirm the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis. For a man, he would not need an ob-gyn but instead would go straight from the primary care doctor to the urologist. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are doctors who specialise in interstitial cystitis or do you have to see a urologist?

Do you know if there are doctors who specialise in interstitial cystitis or do you have to see a urologist?

InterstitialCystitis: Men should follow with urologist Women should follow with either a urologist or urogynecologist I have found that working with Interstitial Cystitis patients that some have found relief with working with an Integrative Medicine Physician, acupucturists osteopathic/chiropractic, nutritionist, herbalist, Homeopathic or Naturopathic Physicians ...Read more

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I cannot afford to see a urologist and a psychiatrist to treat my interstitial cystitis, can my primary doctor prescribe my meds I have an anxiety disorder due to my ic which requires klonopin , propranolol and trazodone, my primary doctor has me on celex

I cannot afford to see a urologist and a psychiatrist to treat my interstitial cystitis, can my primary doctor prescribe my meds I have an anxiety disorder due to my ic which requires klonopin , propranolol and trazodone, my primary doctor has me on celex

Your doctor can: Your doctor can prescribe as long as they are familiar with the medications and comfortable prescribing them. If your doctor is not willing, then it may be more cost effective to call around and find someone who is. I realize, however, that switching doctors may be difficult to do. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial cystitis?

Non-infectious: inflammation of the bladder. The cause is not known and it is a chronic affliction associated with urinary frequency and urgency, and abdominal pain. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439 ...Read more

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Why are there still many doctors who have never heard of interstitial cystitis?

Why are there still many doctors who have never heard of interstitial cystitis?

Dx of Exclusion: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is defined by a cluster of symptoms: urgency, frequency and bladder pain, which is only temporarily relieved by emptying. Urologists often see this entity and related syndromes of chronic painful bladder (cpb). Diagnosis results from exhausting other possible causes. Treatment is difficult, tailored to the patient and often inadequate. Seek support group help. ...Read more

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How to doctors know if you have interstitial cystitis? What is the range of cost for tests? I don't have insurance but have every symptom. I am fearful of costs but want relief!

Dx of exclusion : All other possible diagnoses have to be evaluated and excluded to arrive at a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis. There is no one test that will diagnosis it. ...Read more

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Why does my doctor think that i don't have interstitial cystitis if i feel pain all the time?

Bladder infection: It depends on the testing which was done and if you had cystoscopy, as to the determination of bladder inflammation. If the pain is not only during urination or general abdominal pain, there may be many possible causes, unrelated to the bladder. ...Read more

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Do I seriously have to have surgical cystoscopy for my doctor to diagnose interstitial cystitis?

Do I seriously have to have surgical cystoscopy for my doctor to diagnose interstitial cystitis?

No: Not unless you've tried all the basic stuff like diet first. Your doc should always try that first. The aua has a protocol and cysto is about 1/2way through. Try ichelp.Org the american urologic association has made clear that cystoscopy with hydrodistention does play a role, its just later down the line for non-responders. Some patients even get soem relief with it. ...Read more

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Can you have Interstitial Cystitis without pain. My doctor said I have an overactive bladder and I want to make sure it's not ic?

Can you have Interstitial Cystitis without pain. My doctor said I have an overactive bladder and I want to make sure it's not ic?

IC is pain: IC is sometimes referred to as "painful bladder syndrome". At age 22 IC is unlikely. If you you want to "make sure" get cystoscopy ubder anesthesia. I would not recommend cystoscopy at this point if you were my patient. Discuss with your doctor or see a urologist. Relax,good luck. ...Read more