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Interstitial Cystitis

"Interstitial cystitis is a chronic bladder health issue characterized by bladder pressure, bladder pain, and sometimes pelvic pain. The possible causes of interstitial cystitis may include a defect in the epithelium of the bladder, an autoimmune reaction, heredity, infection, and allergy. Oral medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, and physical therapy help improve the symptoms of interstitial cystitis.


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Why do I still have urethral pain and blood in my urine after being treated for UTI?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 42-year-old and I am being treated for a urinary tract infection with antibiotics, though my urine test came back all normal except for blood in my urine. Tomorrow is the last day of antibiotics, with symptoms still present. No fever, no kidney stone pain, no vomiting, and I feel f...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. The presence of pain frequency and urgency are similar symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). Still, negative urine culture results (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) suggest that it could be...  Read Full »

Will Opiates be helpful in interstitial cystitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with IC over a year ago, and at first, the pain was manageable. Now, my flares have gotten worse, especially during my cycle. I have pelvic pain, back pain, and urethral pain, all of which are five times worse during periods. I have been working with my urogynecologist with...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel sorry about your health condition. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic bladder condition that causes recurring bouts of pain and pressure in the bladder and pelvic area, often accompanied by an urgent and frequent need to urinate. There is no exact cause for it...  Read Full »

How is interstitial cystitis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking this inquiry on behalf of my niece. She suffers from a bladder condition called interstitial cystitis. She suffers from retention, urgency, and frequency even after taking numerous tests and medicines. It has affected her life severely. She has this problem for two years and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You did not mention whether she has done a cystoscopy. For getting the definitive diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a cystoscopy is mandatory. You can treat this condition by taking Amitriptyline. I cannot predict whether it will work for yo...  Read Full »

My sister suffers a lot due to frequent urination. Is it good to take Cystopen for it?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 20 years old. She has a problem of frequent urination. She has to urinate numerous times. She has undergone cystoscopy and urodynamics test. She has a small and weak bladder with 350 mL capacity. But, the reason behind frequent urination has to be diagnosed still. The doctor ...  Read Full »

Dr. Desai Santosh Badaku

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns and have reviewed your sister's reports (attachment removed for privacy). The uroflow study indicates an average flow rate of 13.5 mL per second (normal being more than 15 mL per second), with low bladder capacity and a desire to micturate, as ...  Read Full »

What can I do for bad bladder spasm present with burning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female diagnosed with UTI before six months back and took antibiotics. But I still have mild weird symptoms until today. I tested it again and did more than ten urine tests with culture during these six months. I felt that there is something wrong. But there is no sign...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are two main issues and it can cause problems. The first one is interstitial cystitis. It causes chronic inflammation of the bladder with pain during filling of the bladder and pain goes away when the urine is passed. You can do cystoscopy and bladder biopsy. Then...  Read Full »

How likely is it that IC can cause scarring of the bladder?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been told that I have IC as a constant urge to urinate and sore bladder. It is believed that an embedded UTI has caused this condition. (I am male). Can you please answer these specifically:Can IC get worse over time?How likely is it that IC cause scarring of the bladder?Will bla...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Interstitial cystitis course is unpredictable and may get worse and affect sexual functions if untreated. One of the strongest theories is a leak in the epithelium causing some irritating substances to cause inflammation which may later lead to scarring over time. S...  Read Full »

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