Help docs, is interstitial cystitis curable?

Unknown. Interstital Cystitis is more of a compilation of symptoms rather that a true "condition". Therefore, treating the symptoms, e.g. urinary frequency and urgency, pain in the bladder area, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, etc., is the best approach to improving outcomes. Many women remain symptom free after treatments but the natural history of this condition is intermittent symptom flares.
Insterstitial cystit. Treatable but to my knowledge not curable. See a urologist for help.

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Can you tell me is interstitial cystitis curable?

It is not. It's a long-term illness that's poorly understood. It is difficult to manage but you do have some options. Being under a subspecialist's care will be helpful. Read more...

I've had severe interstitial cystitis pain for months. Doc said "tough out the pain" until elmiron (pentosan) starts working. What can I do for the pain?

Dietary changes. Have you tried the ic diet? Replace all your beverages with flat water. Stay away from citrus, caffeine, carbonation, spicy and acidic foods. Basically avoid any foods or drinks that could cause heartburn and this could help your bladder. Other considerations would be cystoscope with hydro distention, installations, interstim, or other meds. Read more...
There are other . Treatments. Seek out a urologist or urogynecologist who is experienced with ic. Please see my blog posting for more info. http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/overcoming-the-challenges-of-living-with-interstitial-cystitis. Read more...

How can I treat interstitial cystitis?

IC. Treatment for ic is involved and may take months for true relief. A urologist is best suited for all the options: kegel exercises; meds. Read more...

How do you treat interstitial cystitis?

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..... Read more...
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. Read more...

What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

Breakdown in GAG. There is a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder. Gag stands for glucoseaminoglycan and it is a microscopic layer that is supposed to help with protection of the mucous layer of the bladder. There is a lot of research going into this area and there is a significant connection between interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Right now we are managing the symptoms as best we can. No cure yet! Read more...
Unknown. Although IC seems to be more common in women with other ayto0immue processes, there is no known "cause" for IC. Interstital Cystitis is more of a compilation of symptoms rather that a true "condition". Therefore, treating the symptoms, e.g. urinary frequency and urgency, pain in the bladder area, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, etc., is the best approach to improving outcomes. Read more...

Do you know what interstitial cystitis is?

InterstitialCystitis. It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune, diet, allergies, inflammatory conditions Resources: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/ www.ichelp.org www.ic-network.com Diagnosis can be made by urogynecologist or urologist. Read more...

Does cysta q work for interstitial cystitis?

Yes. For some patients work as long as they stick with diet modification. Read more...
Sometimes. Bladder hydro-distension at time of cystoscopy can relieve ic symptoms for quite a long time. Unfortunately does not always work. Symptoms may get worse for up to a couple of weeks before and relief is experienced. Read more...

How do I know if I have interstitial cystitis?

CYSTOSCOPY. CYSTOSCOPY which is direct visualization of the bladder by a urologist. The bladder will have many microscopic nicks and tears . It can be very tough to treat. I recommend focus on hydration 60-80 oz water/dy. monitoring urine PH to keep at level 7.4-7.6(pHion.com). Meds that are effective Zyrtec (cetirizine) /Zantac /Singulair &tramadol. Also in stilling bladder with dmso. Read more...