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Interstitial cystitis - what is the best treatment?

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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Interstitial cystitis can improve with a lot of treatments.
Hydrodistension & bladder instillations can help. Medications like elmiron, (pentosan) bladder antispasmotics & antihistamines may work. Medications for neuropathic pain like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin are often effective. While not fda approved for ic, sacralneuromodulation (interstim) works well for some people. Discuss options with your doctor.

In brief: There are many

Interstitial cystitis can improve with a lot of treatments.
Hydrodistension & bladder instillations can help. Medications like elmiron, (pentosan) bladder antispasmotics & antihistamines may work. Medications for neuropathic pain like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin are often effective. While not fda approved for ic, sacralneuromodulation (interstim) works well for some people. Discuss options with your doctor.
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
This is a new look at an old idea. Janet G. Travell, MD a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Massage and Acupuncture! See files.
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