7 doctors weighed in:
What's your opinion on treating interstitial cystitis?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very positive
Patients with ic need to be treated.

In brief: Very positive
Patients with ic need to be treated.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Carlos Quezada
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Seek help
The best avenue for diagnosing and receiving treatment for interstitial cystitis would be to see a urologist, urogynecologist or obgyn that treats patients with this disorder. Treatments involve diet modifications, pain medicaitons.
Some treatments also include bladder hydrodistension with chemical treatments and possibly elmiron (pentosan). Very severe cases may require a simulation device. Seek help.

In brief: Seek help
The best avenue for diagnosing and receiving treatment for interstitial cystitis would be to see a urologist, urogynecologist or obgyn that treats patients with this disorder. Treatments involve diet modifications, pain medicaitons.
Some treatments also include bladder hydrodistension with chemical treatments and possibly elmiron (pentosan). Very severe cases may require a simulation device. Seek help.
Dr. Carlos Quezada
Dr. Carlos Quezada
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Much neededIf /48)
Cause is unknown.
My own clinical observations indicate that primary cause is irritated pelvic presacral parasympathetics associated with an injured sacroiliac joint. Bladder evacuation is parasympathetic mediated. Two sufferers reported marked improvment with muscle reeducation y.

In brief: Much neededIf /48)
Cause is unknown.
My own clinical observations indicate that primary cause is irritated pelvic presacral parasympathetics associated with an injured sacroiliac joint. Bladder evacuation is parasympathetic mediated. Two sufferers reported marked improvment with muscle reeducation y.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Rx definately
Interstitial cystitis often leads to chronic reinfection in females and should be treated with an initial dose of antibiotics and a later dose of a urinary bacteriostatic agent such as macrobid.

In brief: Rx definately
Interstitial cystitis often leads to chronic reinfection in females and should be treated with an initial dose of antibiotics and a later dose of a urinary bacteriostatic agent such as macrobid.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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