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Are There Any Clinical Trails For Interstitial Cystitis?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Jan 2022
Question: are there any clinical trails for IC? i have alot of pain when i pee and poop, colonispy was perfect, urologist sez prostate is slightly enlarged. but iam in pain. cat scan and mri show nothing abnormal. taking flavoxate, tamsulosin, amitriptyline trying to control the pain
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Have you ruled out Chronic Prostatitis?

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Based on the facts that you have posted you seem to have been diagnosed to have Interstitial Cystitis (IC).

As such IC is known to be very common amongst middle aged females and very rare in males .

The pain while urinating and passing stools that you have may be due to Chronic Prostatitis and needs to be ruled out with relevant investigations .

I shall be happy if you can post me more details to help me in making precise comments
1) Has your Urologist done your Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) and what are the findings ?
2) Has he done swab test and culture of a urethral discharge collected after DRE?


I would suggest you to get these tests done to rule out Chronic Prostatitis as a cause of your painful bladder symptoms before you are labeled to have IC.

Unfortunately the precise cause of IC has not been established in spite of extensive research and studies all over the world.

The treatment mainly is concentrated over avoiding diet rich in Citric acid ,vit c and bladder irritants like coffee,chocolates carbonated drinks etc.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.






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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (2 hours later)
can you please send me a more detailed list of foods that i should avoid, i am contacting my urologist here today to see about the DRE test.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You should avoid food that irritates the bladder

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for following up,

The following items those irritate bladder should be avoided:
1) Chocolates
2) Coffee
3) Carbonated soft drinks
4) Any form of Spicy foods
5) Vitamin C(Lemon, Citrus fruits)
6) Pickled food items
7) Alcohol (if at all do)
8) Artificial sweeteners

Please do write back after your visit to your Urologist...

Thanks and Regards
Dr.Patil



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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (1 hour later)
i just spoke with my doctor here and he wants to do another urine culture and prostate examine, didn't want to here that it could be chronic prostatitis.
so i am going to NJ to see Dr Kgell Youngren about my problem. thanks for your time, and information on this problem that i have. rich matthews
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Go ahead and do write again if you need my help

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

Go ahead and consult Dr kgell Youngen I still have a doubt about diagnosis of of you having IC.

Please do write again if you need any help from me .
Thanks ad Regards,
Dr Patil.
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Brief Answer: Have you ruled out Chronic Prostatitis? Detailed Answer: Hello, Based on the facts that you have posted you seem to have been diagnosed to have Interstitial Cystitis (IC). As such IC is known to be very common amongst middle aged females and very rare in males . The pain while urinating and passing stools that you have may be due to Chronic Prostatitis and needs to be ruled out with relevant investigations . I shall be happy if you can post me more details to help me in making precise comments 1) Has your Urologist done your Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) and what are the findings ? 2) Has he done swab test and culture of a urethral discharge collected after DRE? I would suggest you to get these tests done to rule out Chronic Prostatitis as a cause of your painful bladder symptoms before you are labeled to have IC. Unfortunately the precise cause of IC has not been established in spite of extensive research and studies all over the world. The treatment mainly is concentrated over avoiding diet rich in Citric acid ,vit c and bladder irritants like coffee,chocolates carbonated drinks etc. Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.