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IC & Hysterectomy (should I be worried)

I was diagnosed with IC eight years ago. I spent three years listening to the doctors, taking their recommended drugs, going through their procedures. Nothing helped, it only got worst. I finally took it upon myself and got hold of every book I could find on healing myself naturally. I am happy to say I have had my IC under control for a little over two years now. The only time I can not cope is when I am menstruating. I can't work, walk, eat, I mostly just crawl to the bathroom to throw up from the pain. Not to mention the bleeding. I am interested in getting a partial hysterectomy, but terrified what it will do to my IC/bladder.

Has anyone else had good or bad experiences with having a partial hysterectomy years after being diagnosed with IC??
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Hi... I"m sorry I missed your question.  

Personally, I had my hysterectomy years before having been diagnosed with IC, so obviously having a hysterectomy didn't help me any.  Know of some others that have had hysterectomy in an effort to help alleviate pain, but it hasn't done anything.

I'm not questioning whether or not you have IC, but I wonder if you've been checked for other things that cause similar symptoms, such as pelvic floor dysfunction, endometriosis, etc.   Some people have had some success in controlling pain with physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction.  If you have endometriosis, there are treatments, but I think a hysterectomy is usually what ends up helping the most, but that's not even always a total cure.

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