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cystitus problem for the last 6 months, tried everything, but

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cystitus problem for the last 6 months, tried everything, but symptoms are coming back. all the tests are done, only protein in urine test found. had course of antibiotics, after 3 days symptoms came back.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Doctor Natasha replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Natasha :

hello

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welcome to the chat

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are you seeing a urologist?

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have you had an ultrasound of the kidneys?

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please type and hit reply

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I see that you are not online any more so I will help you to the best that I can.

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I am not sure what tests you have had done

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It sounds like you have interstitial cysitis

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this is cystitis without infection. Interstitial cystitis can be associated with other chronic pain syndromes, likeirritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia.

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you need to see a urologist for diagnosis and treatment

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but it requires a whole bunch of specialised testing including cystoscopy, biopsy, potassium test, etc

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You can read about it here:

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/interstitial-cystitis/DS00497/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis

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Medication, in particular Pentosan (Elmiron) is prescribed or there are other modalities like nerve stimulation, medications put in the bladder, etc

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I hope that this helped

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