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What's the best treatment to get rid of interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: All of following

Avoid acid urine producing beverages and foods ie oj, tomato sauce etc.
Try prelief or Tums to alkalinize urine. Elavil at night takes 2-3 weeks to be effective. Anticholinergic ie oxybutinin to reduce overactive bladder symptoms.Elmiron (pentosan) x# daily for bladder lining protection. Pain meds as required.Cystoscopic bladder hydrodistension, DMSO coctail instillations may help. Urologist with ic interest.

In brief: All of following

Avoid acid urine producing beverages and foods ie oj, tomato sauce etc.
Try prelief or Tums to alkalinize urine. Elavil at night takes 2-3 weeks to be effective. Anticholinergic ie oxybutinin to reduce overactive bladder symptoms.Elmiron (pentosan) x# daily for bladder lining protection. Pain meds as required.Cystoscopic bladder hydrodistension, DMSO coctail instillations may help. Urologist with ic interest.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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. Massage and Acupuncture! See files.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: IC

This is a chronic condition, and as such usually not cured, but just symptoms reduced.

In brief: IC

This is a chronic condition, and as such usually not cured, but just symptoms reduced.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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