Shaola, I am sorry you are having problems. We are a support group for bladder cancer survivors and not doctors so we will unfortunately not be of much help to you sorry. However we always tell people with difficult situations to get a second opinion at a major center of excellence. Good luck.
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Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
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Hi everyone. I am certain I have IC but my GP has ruled it out. I have had my symptoms for nearly 2 years now and after consultations with a gynaecologist and urologist, I have not been diagnosed. My GP says I 'probably' have some sort of bladder irritation caused by my anxiety and depression (I also have IBS exacerbated by stress)and to keep taking the drugs which (did) help (Solifenacin/Darifenacin etc) The problem is that now these drugs are not working and even though I am
and 60mg of codeine, the pain is unbearable to where it is affecting my work. Should I push for a diagnosis of IC or would it be pointless as the treatment would be the same as I am having now? I have had a cystoscopy and it was NAD apparantly. Please help. Thanks
Just reading your post and wondering how things turned out? I have interstitial cystitis...diagnosed 30 years ago. When it flares I can pee every 15 minutes. There is no blood and no infection. How are you doing?
Curious if anyone has had an onset of frequent urination one year after TURBT. I just had the all clear cystscopy 4.5 months ago. I went to primary for urine test, came back no microscopic blood, no uti etc. I still took cipro for 7 days, the frequency is back for past 9 days every 30 mins sometimes ever hour. Called my oncologist/urologist two days ago, going in for cystscopy next monday. Not sure its safe to wait six more days! Going pee every 30 mins etc. What could this be? I'm not thirsty or fatigued. Please Help. I didn't even have these symptoms when I had the tumor I didn't know about for two years. BTW it was superficial TA, TURBT one yr ago. Thank you ALL! @@