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Can anything be injected to remove the interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most patients with interstitial cystitis start with dietary changes and a medication called elmiron (pentosan).
Some patients benefit from weekly bladder irrigation with a combination of medications called Heparin and lidocaine. These are injected into the bladder through a small catheter. This can be very helpful. For patients that do not respond there is an outpatient surgical treatment called interstim.

In brief: Yes

Most patients with interstitial cystitis start with dietary changes and a medication called elmiron (pentosan).
Some patients benefit from weekly bladder irrigation with a combination of medications called Heparin and lidocaine. These are injected into the bladder through a small catheter. This can be very helpful. For patients that do not respond there is an outpatient surgical treatment called interstim.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: DMSO instillations

Course of DMSO cocktail containing local anesthetic + steroid can induce ic remission.
Chlorpactin instillation under anesthesia is a tertiary treatment for ic.

In brief: DMSO instillations

Course of DMSO cocktail containing local anesthetic + steroid can induce ic remission.
Chlorpactin instillation under anesthesia is a tertiary treatment for ic.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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