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I was diagnose with "painful bladder syndrome" three years ago and I still have pain in elmiron (pentosan). What can I do?
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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Dietary adjustments
Although dietary modifications can help, interstitial cystitis can be difficult to control, and subject to recurrent symptoms.
It is also important to make sure that other conditions which can cause this type of pain have been ruled out. This mainly refers to endometriosis, which can cause pelvic pain, painful intercourse as well. Check out http://www.Ichelp.Org/.

In brief: Dietary adjustments
Although dietary modifications can help, interstitial cystitis can be difficult to control, and subject to recurrent symptoms.
It is also important to make sure that other conditions which can cause this type of pain have been ruled out. This mainly refers to endometriosis, which can cause pelvic pain, painful intercourse as well. Check out http://www.Ichelp.Org/.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology
In brief: Many options.
Although Elmiron (pentosan) is the only fda indicated drug for the treatment of interstitial cystitis there are many other medications that can be helpful.
Many patients also respond to bladder installation therapy. During this treatment medications are placed directly into the bladder. There are other alternatives as well. Check with your doctor about other possible treatments.

In brief: Many options.
Although Elmiron (pentosan) is the only fda indicated drug for the treatment of interstitial cystitis there are many other medications that can be helpful.
Many patients also respond to bladder installation therapy. During this treatment medications are placed directly into the bladder. There are other alternatives as well. Check with your doctor about other possible treatments.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Dr. Michael Hulse
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