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I was just diagnosed with interstitial cystitis this month, after years of bladder infection symptoms without any actual infection. My doctor just put me on an IC diet until my bladder in healed. In a few months she said I can start test...
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I had lithotripsy 2 months ago and have had severe Problems every since Post lithotripsy I had pyelonephritis Which was treated with 2rounds of antibiotics then started with cystitis which I have to this day I have had a CT and US ...
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I'm a veteran of a severe sepsis event one year ago that nearly killed me. The ICU IV'ed very strong antibiotics into me then. Had periodic UTI's over the past 3 years, diagnosed as a neurogenic bladder from T2 diabetes, a consequence ...
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How can I manage my Cystocele while pregnant? What are the effects of it?
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was having sex and the next morning my penis was black on the shaft, not sure what happened or how. not sure what to do or if there is something to take. i don't have health insurance so that is a problem. this happened 2 days ago. only ...
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Every other week, I seem to have an urge to urinate which is followed by inflammation to the urethra and surrounding tissue of the vulva. Have to wear zinc oxide for days to protect this area from burning urine. Also experience burning...
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Hi Doctor!! I have three kidney stones of 6mm, 5 mm, and 4 mm respectively, in lower part of kidney: they sonologist told that they are found quite near to each other. I, at times, feel pain on the back side of right part of abdome...
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I have been on Loritab for quite a while at least five years but I do not take the medication like I am supposed to. I am supposed to take it two tabs q6h but I take 1q3h prn. But recently I have had symptoms of a UTI yet when I go t...
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How do I eliminate or reduce swelling after hydrocelectomy ?
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In 2007 I had a kidney stone while pregnant with my fourth child. After he was born they removed the stone... many surgeries to do so. A few months later it was discovered I had a kink in my ureter at the opening into the kidney. Seve...
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My mom is 76 years old and just had an outpatient surgical procedure to remove a kidney stone that was lodged at the opening of her ureter. She has has this done before and did great - no side affects to the anesthesia or pain meds. ...
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A glass of cold water can shock the endocrine system leaving the immune system at risk to fruits, vegetables and pro biotic foods. Remember your stomic is the size of two fists clinched together and the total amount and ending temp shou...
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Last spring I began having symptoms of a uti. I went to the doctor twice and got antibiotics. Never checked up after finishing then, just assumed they worked. Symptoms just kept getting worse, until that summer, one day, I was unable ...
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My girl friend is going for a biopsy to determine more about her IC condition. Does she need to stop taking her antihistamines before the procedure and if so how long before?
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So my doctor told me I need to cut out the caffeine immediately the other day at my appointment. I usually drink a couple cups of dark brew coffee and about 8 cups of green tea everyday for the past few years. I am a student and I heavil...
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I have had multiple UTI's starting from the age of 14 before any sexual activity. My first infection was located in my ureter I had a negative UA but a positive culture. I am now 22 years old and in Sept 2012 I felt similar symptoms of h...
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I have had bladder infections frequently since I was 10 years old. I married my husband three years ago and since then I have had problem after problem with my vagina. When work got really stressful, I developed a constant burning that f...
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What vitamins will help my interstitial cystitis and/ or bladder health? I have been taking Puritan's Pride UVA URSI for a while and I really notice a difference but what other vitamins will help me?
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I have had interstitial cystitis for over 2 years and my sex life has seriously been affected. I find it impossible to get excited, and if I do I don't get very wet. I also experience pain/ burning during intercourse and even during orga...
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A thermo ball which are commonly found in bean bags incidentally went into my penis.I thought by urinating it would come out but it didn't.I even masturbated but it didn't came out even then.I don't feel any pain but i am worried that it...
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