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Interstitial Cystitis, Bladder Infections, UTI’s, and Misdiagnosis

variety-of-medication-bottlesAre you constantly feeling like you’re getting a bladder infection?  Do you know the names of all the Urinary Tract Infection antibiotics?  Do you have a stock pile of Uricalm, AZO, or Pyridium in your medicine cabinet?  Instead of having recurring bladder infections or an UTI that never seems to go away, you might actually have Interstitial Cystitis (commonly called IC).

The classic symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis are urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and pain.  Sometimes a woman might feel the need urinate up to twenty or thirty times per day, immediately feeling the need to go right after finishing.  There might be pain with urination, spasms, a burning or stinging feeling, or a feeling like someone is pushing on your bladder from the outside.  Intercourse frequently worsens these symptoms.

Interstitial Cystitis can be easily mistaken for Overactive Bladder, Bladder Infection, or Urinary Tract Infection.  A doctor might test a urine sample only to be puzzled why the bacteria count is so low but the patient is so symptomatic.

Interstitial Cystitis is treated with dietary changes, medicine, and/or treatments.  Our staff is incredibly experienced treating ladies with IC, so please don’t suffer in silence.


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