How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Doctor Natasha Your Own Question

Doctor Natasha
Doctor Natasha, Emergency Medicine
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 12910
Experience:  American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine- Ivy League trained
16455829
Type Your Urology Question Here...
Doctor Natasha is online now

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

Customer Question

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

Dr. Natasha :

welcome to the chat

Dr. Natasha :

please type and hit reply

Dr. Natasha :

are you seeing a urologist?

Dr. Natasha :

have you had an ultrasound of the kidneys?

Dr. Natasha :

please type and hit reply

Dr. Natasha :

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

Dr. Natasha :

I am not sure what tests you have had done

Dr. Natasha :

It sounds like you have interstitial cysitis

Dr. Natasha :

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

Dr. Natasha :

you need to see a urologist for diagnosis and treatment

Dr. Natasha :

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

Dr. Natasha :

You can read about it here:

Dr. Natasha :

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

Dr. Natasha :

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

Dr. Natasha :

I hope that this helped

Dr. Natasha :

if you have other questions, about this- please reply.

Dr. Natasha :

Please leave positive feedback if this helped

Dr. Natasha :

:-)

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Y.

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    15021
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    15021
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/tharun/2013-12-28_0129_tailoredfitsuits.64x64.jpg Dr. Tharun's Avatar

    Dr. Tharun

    Urology Resident

    Satisfied Customers:

    614
    MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.
  • /img/opt/shirt.png Dr. B's Avatar

    Dr. B

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    62
    Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    274
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University