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How do you treat interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Abraham Morse
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: See a physician

Ic can be tricky to diagnose and treat.
It is best to seek out a specialist. A urologist or urogynecologist. It is often possible to get relief.

In brief: See a physician

Ic can be tricky to diagnose and treat.
It is best to seek out a specialist. A urologist or urogynecologist. It is often possible to get relief.
Dr. Abraham Morse
Dr. Abraham Morse
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In brief: Treating IC

It depends on the degree/extent of the condition in an individual: in mild cases aggressive hydration and avoidance of dietary "triggers" (potassium/spicy/acidic foods) may be enough.
"hydrodistention" is noted to stimulate repair in some pts. The only fda approved medication is elmiron (pentosan). Some patients respond to intravesical tx and some may lose the bladders.....

In brief: Treating IC

It depends on the degree/extent of the condition in an individual: in mild cases aggressive hydration and avoidance of dietary "triggers" (potassium/spicy/acidic foods) may be enough.
"hydrodistention" is noted to stimulate repair in some pts. The only fda approved medication is elmiron (pentosan). Some patients respond to intravesical tx and some may lose the bladders.....
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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Dr. George Klauber
Cystectomy, surgery to remove the bladder, should be avoided at all costs, otherwise I agree with Dr. Chinn. Suggest you check the website: ichelp.com
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