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  • E.C.
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    I finally got the call today from my urologist telling me that the more indepth biopsy showed an "Increase in mast cells consistent with IC." At least I finally have a diagnosis!

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  • GriffsMommy
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    I just can't believe with a possible IC case that they would not already be looking for the mast cells when they did the biopsy in the first place!! Crazy! I was on pins and needles waiting for my biopsy results (2 week wait from hydro to follow up appt) so I can only imagine what you're going through

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  • E.C.
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    I asked specifically about the mast cells and he called the pathologist. They are investigating further, but they were both aware of the mast cell implications. I suppose I should just wait for the further path report.

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  • GriffsMommy
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    E.C. I would ask specifically if there were mast cells in your biopsy. This is what my uro found, actually he said there were a lot of mast cells in all of the biopsy samples they took which indicated that I have IC. I know there is some info here about mast cells both in posts and in the patient handbook I believe. Just because this dr doesn't believe in IC doesn't mean that you don't have it, hang in there, PM me if you need to talk

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  • E.C.
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    Well, I'm left confused... again. Seems the biopsy results are "chronic inflammation." The doc has let us all know he doesn't really believe in IC - though he is attempting to at least diagnose the problem. He is asking the pathologist to go deeper, but told me that it may just be something I have to "live with." Great. I had better marry rich.

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  • peppersalt
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    Well, I had my procedures done today.
    The CT wasn't bad at all.
    And the cystoscopy was over in a flash, not too bad.
    I had some burning pain on the way home, and for
    less than an hour altogether.

    when I got home, I took some ibuprofen,
    my antibiotic, and drank a big
    glass of water with baking soda in it.
    I'm drinking lots of water to flush it all through.
    I'm also taking acidophilus and eating yogurt because
    of the antibiotics I'm taking.

    Also, I took a tranquilizer this morning so I wouldn't
    panic during the procedures.
    Really, it was all much less traumatic than I had
    imagined.

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  • peppersalt
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    Oh no, this makes me think.
    I'm having cystoscopy tomorrow at 11:00, but before that I'm having a CT of my kidneys at 10:00. I'll be having dye in my veins for that.
    Now I'm wondering if there will be antibiotics injected with that procedure.
    I'm taking an antibiotic today and tomorrow for the cystoscopy since I have
    MVP (mitral valve prolapse)...and I know that some antibiotics don't mix!
    I will have to make doubley sure that they know that my doctor has
    prescribed the antiobiotics for the cystoscopy.
    I don't believe that he'll be with me during the first procedure at 10:00.

    Something else I'm wondering about. I hope that whatever is put into my bloodstream along with that dye doesn't have any type of stimulant in it.
    For example, I can't have lidocaine with epi in it during dental work, because it causes racing heart and panic attack.
    I'll have to ask many questions tomorrow before I let them do anything!
    I'm so nervous!!!

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  • GriffsMommy
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    Good luck with your biopsy results!

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  • E.C.
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    Thanks for the replies. I called my doc and the nurse said he usually gives an IV dose and doesn't always send patients home with antibiotics. I see him on Thursday for the biopsy results. Wish me luck!

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  • mary124
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    My regular Uro, even though I'm given antibotics though my IV's, he gives me a prescription for 3 tablets afterwards. The Urogyn who did a hydro back in October of last year didn't as he said I had enough antibotics in me. So I guess it depends on the doctors.

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  • ICNDonna
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    I agree --- call your doctor's office and ask.

    Donna

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  • GriffsMommy
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    I had my first hydro about 2 1/2 weeks ago. They gave me one antibiotic when I woke up and then gave me an rx for three more to take for the next three days. It seems that most doctors give them in one form or another, if you are worried about it then I would def call the doctors office this morning just to make sure.

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  • kjd
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    Hello

    I was given an antibiotic to take but sometimes they inject you with an antibiotic when you are a sleep.

    it might be worth checking to put your mind at rest though

    take care

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  • HGC
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    It is possible that your Dr. gave you antibiotics through your IV during the procedure. That's what my Dr. does.

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  • E.C.
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    Hydro/cysto/biopsy & antibiotics

    I had my first Hydro on Friday and have been recovering pretty well since (much to my relief). It just occurred to me today, though, that I wasn't given any antibiotics. The last time I had an in-office cysto with a different urologist, I was given an antibiotic. Is it standard practice to have the surgical procedure without being given an antibiotic? Thanks for the input!
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