Can a catheter cause interstitial cystitis symptoms to become more severe?

Yes. Either irritation or catheter induced UTI can cause an ic flareup.
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.

Related Questions

Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC. If you are asking if an indewelling catheter in the bladder reliefs the symptoms the answer is no. If intermitent catheterization, specially if medication is put in the bladder, that may help; but a catheter by itself will not help at all. Read more...
No. Unless one has urinary retention, catheters will not help improve the urinary symptoms and in fact may worsen them because it will cause more trauma to the bladder lining with the catheter and cause more symptoms. Read more...
On the contrary. An indwelling catheter or intermittent catheterization can only irritate your bladder lining more than it is, and make both your ic and symptoms worse. Don't do it. Consult with a physician with interest and experience with ic. Diet and medication should help. Chck: www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. Read more...

How prevalent are cases of post catheter removal interstitial cystitis in women and what is the prognosis?

Not unusual, curable. Sadly, not unusual Happily, curable. Definitely see the Dr for confirmation of Dx and follow directions for treatment.They may advise this (many do) but drink real cranberry juice (not sugary mix) everyday for awhile - it really works! Take the antibiotics as directed and you should be fine. Best! Read more...

Having severe interstitial cystitis symptoms. Can't take antidepressants steroids or NSAIDs. What options do I have?

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITI. Focus on hydration 64-80oz /dy. water/coconut water. Minister your urine PH(STRIPS AVAILABLE AT WHOLE FOODS) keep PH neutral 7.4-7.6.(PHION.COM) Meds that are effective to modulate pain are singular and tramadol. Lastly an Urilogist can instill bladder with DMSO TO TREAT A FLARE OF SX. Also keep diet gluten free . Read more...
Lots. none of the medications you mentioned are mainstays in the treatment of interstitial cystitis. I would recommend you see a urologist who can offer the standard of care fir interstitial cystitis management. Read more...