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can Implanton cause bladder problems

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can Implanton cause bladder problems
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

implantation of what?

Dr. David :

implantation of a fertilized embryo?

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

Implanton is the name of a contraceptive implant

Dr. David :

what type of bladder problems are you having?

Dr. David :

oh, I see

Dr. David :

IMPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg

Dr. David :

this would not typically cause problems with the bladder.

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

swelling and histamine production in bladder walls

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

infection and pain

Dr. David :

you could have a bladder stone or inflammation of your bladder from other reasons.

Dr. David :

if you have tried anitibotics already and antihistamine, then you need to see a urologist and get a cystoscopy procedure.

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

i have had a camera and also biopsy taken

Dr. David :

what did the biopsy of the bladder show?

Dr. David :

did your urologist find inflammation of the bladder wall?

Dr. David :

did he call it interstitial cystitis?

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

yes interstitial cystitis

Dr. David :

the implanon would not cause this.

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

the biopsy showed that my bladder is producing histamine

Dr. David :

we don't know why some patients get interstitial cystitis.

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

what causes the bladder to produce histamine

Dr. David :

why don't know why some patients get interstitial cystitis.

Dr. David :

we think it can be an autoimmune condition possibly or another cause.

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

what causes histamine production

Dr. David :

usually allergy to something

Dr. David :

histamine tends to be caused by irritation or allergy.

Dr. David :

like if you are allergic to strawberries and you eat a strawberry, you can have a histamine reaction all over your body.

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

so a food could be the problem?

Dr. David :

no.

Dr. David :

I was giving you an examine of another type of histamine reaction

Dr. David :

we don't know why some patients get interstitial cystitis and get inflammation of the bladder muscle and lining.

Dr. David :

we don't think it is caused by a food.

Dr. David :

there are treatments for IC.

Dr. David :

you should talk to your doctor about treatments.

JACUSTOMER-5wxl71xe- :

what is the treatment ?

Dr. David :

Pentosan (Elmiron), which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration specifically for treating interstitial cystitis.

Dr. David :

tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil) can help relax your bladder and decrease pain.

Dr. David :

talk to your doctor about these options