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implantation of what?
implantation of a fertilized embryo?
Implanton is the name of a contraceptive implant
what type of bladder problems are you having?
oh, I see
IMPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg
this would not typically cause problems with the bladder.
swelling and histamine production in bladder walls
infection and pain
you could have a bladder stone or inflammation of your bladder from other reasons.
if you have tried anitibotics already and antihistamine, then you need to see a urologist and get a cystoscopy procedure.
i have had a camera and also biopsy taken
what did the biopsy of the bladder show?
did your urologist find inflammation of the bladder wall?
did he call it interstitial cystitis?
yes interstitial cystitis
the implanon would not cause this.
the biopsy showed that my bladder is producing histamine
we don't know why some patients get interstitial cystitis.
what causes the bladder to produce histamine
why don't know why some patients get interstitial cystitis.
we think it can be an autoimmune condition possibly or another cause.
what causes histamine production
usually allergy to something
histamine tends to be caused by irritation or allergy.
like if you are allergic to strawberries and you eat a strawberry, you can have a histamine reaction all over your body.
so a food could be the problem?
I was giving you an examine of another type of histamine reaction
we don't know why some patients get interstitial cystitis and get inflammation of the bladder muscle and lining.
we don't think it is caused by a food.
there are treatments for IC.
you should talk to your doctor about treatments.
what is the treatment ?
Pentosan (Elmiron), which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration specifically for treating interstitial cystitis.
tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil) can help relax your bladder and decrease pain.
talk to your doctor about these options