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What do you recommend for interstitial cystitis?
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Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Medicine in bladder
While a low acid diet and some oral medications will help ic, what I have found to be the fastest way to make a bladder feel better is to inject medicine directly into the bladder. These are called "instillations" and we use a variety of drugs, usually a local anesthetic and either elmiron, (pentosan) heparin, or steroids.
It's important to do this along with a multifaceted treatment program.

In brief: Medicine in bladder
While a low acid diet and some oral medications will help ic, what I have found to be the fastest way to make a bladder feel better is to inject medicine directly into the bladder. These are called "instillations" and we use a variety of drugs, usually a local anesthetic and either elmiron, (pentosan) heparin, or steroids.
It's important to do this along with a multifaceted treatment program.
Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
Start and stay on a bland diet + avoid acid urine producing foods or beverages such oj, tomato paste or cffee/alcoho.
L try to alkainise urine with prelief, sodium bicarb.Pills or Tums may need medication to relax bladder muscle like oxybutinin, or block histamine release like Elavil or ic control med elmiron, (pentosan) find urologist with interest + expertise with ic. Visit ichelp.Org for tips and advice.

In brief: Many things
Start and stay on a bland diet + avoid acid urine producing foods or beverages such oj, tomato paste or cffee/alcoho.
L try to alkainise urine with prelief, sodium bicarb.Pills or Tums may need medication to relax bladder muscle like oxybutinin, or block histamine release like Elavil or ic control med elmiron, (pentosan) find urologist with interest + expertise with ic. Visit ichelp.Org for tips and advice.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good Treatment
Interstitial cystitis, i.
C., is a really difficult problem that can cause a lot of issues. Usually the hardest part is finding a good physician to help with this. Once you have a good, caring physician, usually treatment is multifactorial......Diet changes, medicines, lifestyle changes. Look for physicians who are in the american urogynecologic society and the society of gynecologic surgeons.

In brief: Good Treatment
Interstitial cystitis, i.
C., is a really difficult problem that can cause a lot of issues. Usually the hardest part is finding a good physician to help with this. Once you have a good, caring physician, usually treatment is multifactorial......Diet changes, medicines, lifestyle changes. Look for physicians who are in the american urogynecologic society and the society of gynecologic surgeons.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine
In brief: New view!
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. Acupuncture! see files.

In brief: New view!
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. Acupuncture! see files.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. George Klauber
is there any peer reviewed literature to support this?
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