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J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVM  
Male, 57
Plano, TX

Specialties: Urogynecolog, Pelvic Reconstructive Medicine

Interests: Women's Health, Bladder Diseases
Plano Urogynecology Associates
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Effective Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Bladder Syndromes

Aug 17, 2010 - 5 comments
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J. Kyle Mathews MD



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Studies presented at the 25th European Association of Urology Annual Congress added to the current evidence that stimulation of the sacral nerve plexus, Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation or Interstim, provides long-term control of refractory Painful Bladder Syndromes (PBS), Interstitial Cystitis (IC).

The study, from a Canadian team, found that symptoms improved in about 75% of patients with refractory PBS/IC who had a device implanted. Thus far, the benefits have been maintained for a mean of 5 years.
"Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis is a disabling chronic condition that does not improve with standard behavioral and medical treatment in approximately 30% to 40% of patients," according to Jerzy Gajewski, MD, president of the Canadian Urological Association and professor of urology and pharmacology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation or Interstim, which is a minimally invasive procedure, is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for managing the frequency-urgency syndrome, urge incontinence, and idiopathic urinary retention.  The use in refractory Painful Bladder Syndromes (PBS), Interstitial Cystitis (IC) patients has shown great promises in patients who have failed other therapies.

J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano Urogynecology Associates

Plano OBGYN Associates  


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by Hill345, Aug 21, 2010
heyy I need your help are u a doctor please help i'm scared i'm going to die please

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by cushy49, Sep 07, 2012
My daughter had IC•one doctor said it's like having migraines. I do k ow that kind of pain. She had 2 children. When she goes through her episode she can't take care of them or herself.our family does not see the severeness of her pain.
What can we do to assist her and can she get disability for het condition.
Please help.

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by Sarahwithic, Jan 23, 2013
I also have ic and am a 20 year old female I need ways to make the urinating constantly stop

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by Mistymash85, Jan 04, 2016
Sarahwithic have you gone to the urologist? There are some medications out there like vesicare that is supposed to slow the urgency down. I have had ic for about 15 years. I go to the bathroom around 25-40 times a day so i completely understand. Living in the bathroom *****. I take the vesicare but it doesnt help, but everyone is different. I hope thing get better

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by Mistymash85, Jan 04, 2016
I was wondering if anyone in here is on ssi for ic. I have suffered long enough with this and have no financial way of supporting myself or my 8 year old son. I applied about five years ago and was denied. I was i complete shock that i was told as long as i can move my arms and legs i can work! I am 30 years old have had a hysterectomy numerous surgeries and alot of pain and hell. My husband doesnt seem to understand that some days i just cant get out of bed. I spend most of my days and nights in the bathroom feeling guilty because i cannot get out and get a job. In addition to ic i also have fibroyalga. I have literally been in bed since before xmas and am in so much pain i snap at my loved ones. If i go to the er that treat me like a drug seeker and offer no advise. My urologist is doing another cystoscopy in the morning which is going to only make matters worse. I need help to control the pain. Any advise on ss or on pain?

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