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  • Painful Bladder Syndrome

    I dont know if I am diagnosed but today i saw a specialist
    and she wrote on a form - for my GP 'Painful Bladder Syndrome'

    I have to go on some antibiotics - new ones. She said there is sometimes a bug that gets under the bladder lining, and that this does not show up on the usual urine tests as an infection.
    I am to go on these for 3 months.

    I am also being booked in for a cystoscopy which if my symptoms go, I can cancel.

    I found out the last time I went to see a specialist was 5 years ago- that is when I had urodynamics test and scans and those showed normal.

    I am relieved she put PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROME down because my GP thinks I have over active bladder, and was discounting my pain and was ignoring me when i said to her its painful not over active. I really get annoyed with some GPs.

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    I figured I would respond now. I do happen to be a male. OK. I did notice you are not sure you have been diagnosed so far. I would also figure the specialist did put "Painful Bladder Syndrome" as your diagnoses. Of course, I don't know what all the specialist did during the appiontment. By the way, I should guess you do realize that is the same thing as IC. Anyway, you will know whether or not the antibiotics do any good. Oh! I would think that if you are not better within a month that it is not an infection, but I did figure one was not found to begin with. That is gonna be all now.

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      Painful Bladder Syndrome is another name for interstitial cystitis. In some areas, you will find it referred to as IC/PBS.

      I hope you feel better soon.

      Donna
      Stay safe


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