Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chronic Interstitial Cystitis Treatment

There is no cure for interstitial cystitis. Treatment for interstitial cystitis often includes Kegel exercises, oral medications, medicated bladder rinses, nerve stimulation, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Treatment options for interstitial cystitis may include:

Chronic Interstitial Cystitis Drugs

Medications used for interstitial cystitis may include:

Chronic Interstitial Cystitis Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after treatment for interstitial cystitis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Chronic Interstitial Cystitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat interstitial cystitis:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Chronic Interstitial Cystitis References
  1. Clemens JQ, Meenan RT, O'Keeffe Rosetti MC, Brown SO, Gao SY, Calhoun EA. Prevalence of interstitial cystitis symptoms in a managed care population. J Urol. 2005 Aug;174(2):576-80. [16006901]
  2. Kahn BS, Stanford EJ, Mishell DR Jr, Rosenberg MT, Wysocki S. Management of patients with interstitial cystitis or chronic pelvic pain of bladder origin: a consensus report. Curr Med Res Opin. 2005 Apr;21(4):509-16. [15899099]
  3. Porru D, Politano R, Gerardini M, Giliberto GL, Stancati S, Pasini L, Tinelli C, Rovereto B. Different clinical presentation of interstitial cystitis syndrome. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2004 May-Jun;15(3):198-202. [15168001]
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