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  • Can Interstitial Cystitis cause low volume voiding/smaller capacity?

    I was wondering if over time with Interstital Cystitis, bladder capacity diminishes? I had a cysto and urodynamic done, everything checked out fine supposedly but I have noticed my bladder capacity has shrunk to about 6 or 8 ounces. I plan to mention this to my doctor, but was curious if anyone else ran into this issue and if anything has helped.

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    Normal bladder capacity is approximately 500 cc, which is about a pint (16 ounces). Do you know what your capacity was when you had urodynamics?

    Low bladder capacity can be a symptom of IC.

    Donna
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    • #3
      They claimed everything looked normal, but they did not specify what that meant. They said the abdominal pressure was higher than average and were not sure why though. I was not aware IC and that could be linked, but it does make sense. I wasn't really able to see the results, only what they mentioned.

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      • #4
        It's not unusual for an IC bladder to appear to be healthy and normal --- even when a cystoscopy is done without anesthesia and no distention. Back in 1975 when I was diagnosed, the way that happened was by doing a hydrodistention (sometimes called over-distention), which was how I was diagnosed. My bladder looked normal and healthy until it was distended under anesthesia --- I was told after the procedure that I had a classic case of IC with tiny ulcers.

        Fast forward 44 years and IC is primarily diagnosed by ruling out other possible problems, along with symptoms. Keeping a diary can be a help with the process and I encourage you to do one, listing everything that goes in your mouth, urinary frequency, pain levels, activities.

        Donna
        Stay safe


        Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
        Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

        Have you checked the ICN Shop?
        Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

        Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

        Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

        Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

        AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

        I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
        [3MG]

        Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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