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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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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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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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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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