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    what is the name of the test where the doc looks inside the bladder in his
    doctor's office.

    Can this cause bladder pain that wont go away?

    I am in another flair with blood in urine so I am going to my uro monday.

    Last edited by ellienor; 04-30-2011, 03:42 PM. Reason: adding
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    I think you're talking about a cystoscopy. When I had one done last summer, I took Pyridium, muscle relaxant, and a pain medicine, about an hour before the test & that helped. The doctor also gave me an antibiotic to prevent infection afterwards. An in-office cystoscopy doesn't usually show IC, but it does show other bladder problems, so urologists do them to rule out other conditions. I hope you feel better soon,

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    -Elavil 50mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
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    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
    -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
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    • #3
      I was in severe pain for days after my cystoscope, i had to call for an emergency appointment, that's when I started my instills... hope you find relief soon.
      IC diagnosis 3 weeks ago.
      Vesicare 10 mg once daily
      IBS and Gerd-Zegerid
      IC diet
      Elmiron 100 mg three daily
      Hydroxyzine 25 mg at night
      Amitriptyline 10mg at night
      Diovan 60/12.5 daily
      Topral 50 mg daily
      Zoloft 100 mg at night
      Klonopin .5 twice daily