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How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
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In brief: IC diagnosis

By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy.

In brief: IC diagnosis

By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Arash Rahi
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Cystoscopy

The easiest way which may not be accurate is by using a questionnaire.
Another method is by presenting to your physician who would infuse some fluid into your bladder and sometimes depending on the sensation you experience (usualy pain) this could be suggestive of a diagnosis. The most definitive way to diagnose it is by using a camera & looking inside the bladder while distending it with water.

In brief: Cystoscopy

The easiest way which may not be accurate is by using a questionnaire.
Another method is by presenting to your physician who would infuse some fluid into your bladder and sometimes depending on the sensation you experience (usualy pain) this could be suggestive of a diagnosis. The most definitive way to diagnose it is by using a camera & looking inside the bladder while distending it with water.
Dr. Arash Rahi
Dr. Arash Rahi
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