Overview

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammation of the bladder that can cause pelvic and abdominal pain and pressure,frequent urination, urgency (feeling like you need tourinate), and incontinence.Discomfort can range from a mild burning sens[read article]

Tests for Interstitial Cystitis

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A cystoscope is a thin tube with a camera and light on the end. During a cystoscopy, this tube is inserted through your urethra and into your bladder so the doctor ...  More
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Potassium Sensitivity Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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Bimanual Palpation
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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A bladder biopsy is a surgical procedure where cells or tissue from your bladder are removed to be tested in a laboratory. Typically, this is done is by inserting a...  More
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A gram stain of urethral discharge test is used to check for the presence of bacteria in the urethra tube. The urethra tube is the canal that carries urine from the...  More
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Medical Procedures for Interstitial Cystitis

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A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a device that sends small electrical currents to targeted body parts. These currents are used to reliev...  More
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Bladder Training
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Therapeutic distention of bladder
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Instillation of Drug in Bladder
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Resection of Lesion of Bladder
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Surgical Procedures for Interstitial Cystitis

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Augmentation of Bladder
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Fulguration
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Prescribed Medications for Interstitial Cystitis

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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IMIPRAMINE (im IP ra meen) is used to treat depression. This medicine can also help children who have a nighttime bed wetting problem.  More
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dimethyl sulfoxide
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PENTOSAN (PEN toe san) is used to treat the bladder pain or discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis. This is a condition that causes inflammation of parts of the...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Interstitial Cystitis

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Interstitial Cystitis What's this?

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L-arginine was first isolated in 1886. In 1932, scientists learned that L-arginine is needed to create urea, a waste product that is necessary for toxic ammonia to ...  More
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Dimethyl sulfoxide (C 2 H 6 OS), or DMSO, is a sulfur-containing organic compound. DMSO occurs naturally in vegetables, fruits, grains, and animal products. DMSO wa...  More
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