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What Causes Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis, like many of the conditions we treat in our office, is a complex condition.  We know that approximately 70% of women with Endometriosis also have this painful bladder issue and that it rarely goes away on its own. 

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Bladder-Friendly Drinks for Summer (IC Patients)

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you know how important it is to stay hydrated and avoid certain foods and beverages that may cause irritation to your bladder.  One of the first things we encourage our IC patients to do is

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis Featured in Health Section of U.S. News

Oftentimes the issues my patients face are “invisible”– they are difficult for ordinary doctors to diagnose and they don’t show up on tests.  Many of my patients have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying to find resolution

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

Endometriosis; October 2016 Cosmopolitan Magazine

The October 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine featured an article on Endometriosis.  The article features three women (Carly, Laura, and Cassidy) who went from doctor to doctor being misdiagnosed (like many of you) until ending up in the care of

Posted in Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month!  Help us spread the word about this disease that affects millions of women around the world by wearing yellow, speaking out, encouraging awareness, and becoming involved. On the west coast, in San Francisco, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

New Patients: Check out our Dr. Davis Videos!

A few years ago we created a YouTube page and added a variety of informational videos to it.  These Dr. Davis videos are great resources for anyone looking for more information or better understanding of the many conditions we treat including

Posted in Birth Control, Bladder, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

Tips for Reducing IC Flares

What are IC Flares?  IC stands for Interstitial Cystitis and is a chronic bladder issue many of our patients have.   A “flare” or “flare-up” is a sudden, intense period of extreme IC symptoms including frequency, burning, extreme urgency, or

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Prelief Customer Survey and Free Trial (while supplies lasts)

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis and use Prelief, this blog is for you.  Prelief, as you know, is an over-the-counter pill that is taken with problematic foods like coffee, orange juice, or spicy foods that actually removes the acidity

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Our Most Popular YouTube Video: Interstitial Cystitis

Three years ago we created a series of YouTube videos as reference points for our clients (both current and prospective).  In these videos I talk about a variety of issues that our patients are going through– depression, hysterectomy, abdominal pain, Read

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Antibiotics, UTIs, and Interstitial Cystitis

An Interstitial Cystitis flare up can feel quite similar to a bladder infection or Urinary Tract Infection.  They both can come on quite suddenly and share similar symptoms: burning when urinating, extreme pressure, discomfort, pain, and urgency.  Antibiotics Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Urinary Tract Infection

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