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Treatment for interstitial cystitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Do you know of this condition called INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS
Doctor :   ok
User :   Most urologists seem to be unaware of this urological condition
Doctor :   yes
User :   I think I may have it
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   Frequent urination, lower back pain, abdominal tenderness
User :   $0years, xxxxxx, Bangalore, Divorced, No dependents
User :   $0 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   40 years
User :   Sometimes I have to urinate every 1/2 hour
Doctor :   any time u have urography
User :   I have sharp pain below my navel
User :   All my tests are OK
Doctor :   ok
User :   No urine infection, scan is normal
User :   No diabetes
User :   The urologist in xxxxx saisd that I should see a psychiatrist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder that causes frequent, urgent, and painful urination with or without pelvic discomfort
User :   So I am planning to see another urologist , in xxxxx
User :   I have pelvic discomfort
Doctor :   ok
User :   and burning sensation around the urethra and vagina
User :   Tingling sensation in my hands and feet
Doctor :   Unlike inflammation of the bladder caused by bacterial infection (cystitis), which is associated with urinary tract infections (UTI) and usually treated with antibiotics, no infectious agent has been found in IC. Though not curable, IC is treatable and most patients find relief with treatment and lifestyle changes.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I read all this material on the internet
User :   Can a CYSTOSCOPY identify this condition?
User :   I cannot travel because of this condition.
Doctor :   yes
User :   I am house bound
Doctor :   ok
User :   Very stressful
User :   I get painful chills also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dont worry everything will be fine
Doctor :   many people do have this problem
User :   Is there any urologist in Bangalore who knows about IC?
Doctor :   ur not the only one with such problem
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   Who?
Doctor :   where are u located
User :xxxxx
Doctor :   when would u like to have appointment
User :   opposite xxxxxe
User :   Tomorrow
User :   Preferably at xxxxx
Doctor :   You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage to find a urologist in ulsoor. If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have made an appointment with xxxxx
User :   At 4pm tomorrow
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can wrtie to us
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   about the progress
User :   But I want to know if he knows about IC!
Doctor :   and if u need any help we will help u so
User :   thank you
Doctor :   yes he will be knowing about IC
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   I am very scared
Doctor :   no dont be scared
User :   thank you
Doctor :   nothing to be scared
Doctor :   be bold
Doctor :   and confident
Doctor :   keep smiling
User :   IC is incurable
User :   ok
User :   I hope I do not have it
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   ok thanks bye
Doctor :   u will be fine
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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