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  • Do you have to be in "flare".....

    Hello,
    Very new here...just got referral from my OB/GYN to see a urologist because he strongly suspect IC. My symptoms flare up inconsistently at this point. If the urologist decides on a cysto for definitive dx...do I have to be in a symptomatic flare time in order to see those glomerulations? OR will the visual signs be there even if I feel fine? Thanks so much...trying to learn all I can.
    IC dx June 2003

    Pregnant with IC 2004-05....off all meds

    Elmiron 200 mg bid
    Elavil 25 mg nightly
    Ovcon 35 BCP
    IC Diet

    Tried but dc'ed: Neurontin, Lyrica, Claritin, Cystoprotek


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  • #2
    The gloumerations will be seen when the bladder is distended (the hydro) and I Don't think you have to be in a flare.
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    • #3
      You do not have to be in a flare for the signs of IC to show --- and pain or lack of it will not effect the biopsies.

      Warm healing thoughts,
      Donna
      Stay safe


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      • #4
        I was not in a flare when I was dx'ed with IC.
        Brat
        'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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        • #5
          Thanks so much for the quick responses! It makes me feel better that I don't have to try and time symptoms with doing a cysto. Hopefully I can see the urologist relatively soon and plan a course of action.
          IC dx June 2003

          Pregnant with IC 2004-05....off all meds

          Elmiron 200 mg bid
          Elavil 25 mg nightly
          Ovcon 35 BCP
          IC Diet

          Tried but dc'ed: Neurontin, Lyrica, Claritin, Cystoprotek


          Dreaming of a grande non-fat mocha with extra shot!

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