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Can a catheter cause interstitial cystitis symptoms to become more severe?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Either irritation or catheter induced UTI can cause an ic flareup.

In brief: Yes
Either irritation or catheter induced UTI can cause an ic flareup.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly yes
Any process that leads to inflammation in the bladder may worsen symptoms in a patient with interstitial cystitis.
Even patients without interstital cystitis may experience bladder spasms that require treatment. There are treatments that may be offered depending on a patient's individual situation. It is imprtant to make sure that the symptoms are not due to infection.

In brief: Possibly yes
Any process that leads to inflammation in the bladder may worsen symptoms in a patient with interstitial cystitis.
Even patients without interstital cystitis may experience bladder spasms that require treatment. There are treatments that may be offered depending on a patient's individual situation. It is imprtant to make sure that the symptoms are not due to infection.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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