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Questions in the Interstitial Cystitis. forum are answered by Dr. David A. Burks, MD from Henry Ford Health Systems.

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Seven years ago I had a normal bout of cystitis due to cold weather and a draught - this always brings it on for me if I'm not well wrapped up. Then a week later I got a bladder full of different sensations: pressure, irritation- like it...
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I have been diagnosed with severe IC, I receive 1-3 coctail heparin caths per wk, I have been on Elmiron for 11 months. My problem is uresid, prosed isnt working on spasm pain urethra, it's so bad my body often kicks out the catherter t...
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Hallo, Im a 25 year old female who has been diagnosed with IC after a cystoscopy with hydrodistention which showed glomerulations and bleeding.I have a history of only one UTI six years ago and other than that nothing... I had a complete...
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I'm a 31 female and have had 20 uti's in the past 2yr. Recently I had 3 uti's in one month. Each uti becomes more painful than the last (dysuria, pain in lower abd). I have cultures done on all UA's and all result in lacotbacilli growth ...
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I am a 61 year old male with Interstitial Cystitis with an Enlarged Prostate (45 gram) which needs to have sometime done to it so that I can continue to urinate in the future. Presently I can urinate very slowly at times. I have in pai...
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I saw a urologist who thought based on my inital symptoms, and also when I showed him where my pain originated that I had probably passed a kidney stone. About 10 hours after this event took place, I felt like I had a UTI. I had frequenc...
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I was wondering if there had ever been any research done on a possible link between a women having ic, becoming pregnant and then miscarring because of ic?
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hi dr. burks ... my name is phil , you have treated my wife kimberly hardrick for the last 5 yrs with 6 surgeries for interstim device .. we have had our lasdt surgery three mos ago but no followup....... we were shocked to hear you left...
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Hi, back in September I had a bad cold and also a UTI. I was put on the antibiotic Bactrim then within 36 hours I was urinating large amounts of bright red blood. I went to the hospital and they added a second antibiotic. Since then I ha...
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Hello, I have been dealing with IC symptoms since age 21. I was diagnosed a year ago at age 25 with IC. My symptoms include urinary frequency and incontinence. My doctor has me on Elmerion which I do not believe is helping like it sh...
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I have recently been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, after twice being misdiagnosed ... once with PCOS and then again with Endometriosis. I'm questionning if I truly do have IC because I don't and never have had urinary frequency,...
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Just wanted to let you know that we are starting a new IC and pelvic pain patient support forum here on Medhelp! This forum is for patient to patient support not to in anyway take away from the expert forum here where patients can get ...
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I am a 32 year old male, very healthy, athletic... with little stress in my life. Last year I began to have the urge to urinate frequently - this came on suddenly within a few days. Took Macrobid - 30 day trial... everything cleared up...
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I went to 3 doctors this week. One last Saturday at walk in clinic- took Cipro 4 days- I had doxycycline I started at home last Thursday- an old stand by from an old rx that has always helped- urologist from 12 years prior- he also foun...
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Hello, My name s Nicola and i'm 26. I was Diagnosed with having I.C - Interstitial Cystits 5 years ago, since then i have had a number of treatments including long term antibiotics, bladder instilations, and a catheter all to no avail. ...
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I had decompression surgery in Nov 08 for spinal compression caused by a T10_T11 and T11- T12 prolapses .I now have a mild amount of myelomalacia. I have residual weaknesses in right leg,feacal impaction and strange issues with my bladd...
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i have a really constant urge and discomfort in the bladder all the time for the past one year..got all the tests done.all negaitive.(sonography,normal urine,cbc,stomach xray)etc.im a 21 yr old girl.please help me out.i have been on anti...
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For the past several months, I've been having badder pain. Sexual intercourse is painful and leads to UTI's which I have been having treated. I don't feel the need to urinate frequently. It feels like there is somthing in my urethra an...
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I am trying to conceive, I am having pregnancy symptoms (I have been pregnant 3 times before/ 1 child/ 2 miscarriages), but am not getting a pos on the home pregnancy tests (17 daysafter ovulation). Can IC effect the results of a these t...
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I have recently been diagnosed with IC. I will be following up with the urologist regarding medication. Right now I am just taking heavy painkillers, tramacet which I really don't like doing. Is there something I could digest or drink ...
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