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    Is it possible to get an IC diagnosis based on history, symptoms, blood tests, and physical exam alone?

    I mean, do you HAVE to have a cysto/hydro and urodynamics test for diagnosis?

    Thanks!
    Current treatment:
    Elmiron 100mg 3x a day
    Hydroxyzine 75mg
    Lyrica 100mg 3x a day
    Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy started 12/10
    Ativan 1-2mg as needed


    Bloging my thoughts at www.thispatientperspective.blogspot.com

  • #2
    The only way to confirm it is with the cystoscopy with hydrodistension. However, if you try to treat your IC symptoms with diet, meds, etc. and you feel better, that's a good indication that you do have IC.

    Don't forget some people get pain relief after the cysto/hydro. So if you decide to go ahead with the procedure, you may be one of the lucky ones who feels better.

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    • #3
      BTW...I noticed you are taking Lyrica. How is that working for your pain? I have adhesions along with my IC and endo...I've read that Lyrica can help with adhesion pain b/c it blocks the nerve signals.

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      • #4
        Yes it is possible.

        Donna
        Stay safe


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