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    Is this a common symtom of IC? I tested my urine 3 times in the past 2 days. Once in the morning, afternoon and evening. For the afternoon and evening reads I had leukocytes in my urine- a high reading too. The morning void did not show any.

    Negative on the nitrates.

    When I first started symptoms of IC when I was 16 (7 years ago...) I remember the doctor taking urine samples and saying there is no sign of bateria, but the white blood cell count was high and that signified an infection. I got placed on antibiotics 3 times. Obviously, not my issue.

    So it would seem I tend to have a high leukocyte count. Is this damaging? Is this common for persons with IC?
    Last edited by rubymermaid; 04-27-2011, 02:40 PM.
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    24 years old
    Southern California - Ventura County
    Financial Analyst
    Not officially diagnosed - 7 years of symptoms
    Currently trying: Atarax, Physical Therapy (once a week)
    Mild symptoms
    Stretching a lot helps, but it's hard to get myself to do

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    I have this too. Ever since my symptoms started in January this year I keep testing positive for white blood cells and trace red blood cells but no nitrites. I freaked out about it too but the uro I see now assures me it's normal with IC because the blood vessels in the bladder are "leaky". I also read a lecture on here where a doctor mentioned the same thing. Maybe when I get started on some bladder lining treatment (either elmiron or cystoprotek) it'll stop eventually. But I wouldn't worry about it.

    By the way, it's nice to meet another person my age I'll be 23 in a couple months. I'm currently living in Las Vegas and my boyfriend and I have taken two trips to southern cali so far. We're hoping to go somewhere in that area again over Memorial Day.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by amy09 View Post
      I have this too. Ever since my symptoms started in January this year I keep testing positive for white blood cells and trace red blood cells but no nitrites. I freaked out about it too but the uro I see now assures me it's normal with IC because the blood vessels in the bladder are "leaky". I also read a lecture on here where a doctor mentioned the same thing. Maybe when I get started on some bladder lining treatment (either elmiron or cystoprotek) it'll stop eventually. But I wouldn't worry about it.

      By the way, it's nice to meet another person my age I'll be 23 in a couple months. I'm currently living in Las Vegas and my boyfriend and I have taken two trips to southern cali so far. We're hoping to go somewhere in that area again over Memorial Day.
      I'm sorry about your bladder! I wish you the best. I really want to have a bladder infection on top of my IC because it's gotten really bad lately. And an infection would be easy to treat.

      I had surgery a month ago on my neck (huge birth defect cyst) and had a foley catheter for 3 days straight- it was wonderful not to worry about my bladder, although it did give me some trouble on the second day. So I'm wondering if I could have got an infection related to that.
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      24 years old
      Southern California - Ventura County
      Financial Analyst
      Not officially diagnosed - 7 years of symptoms
      Currently trying: Atarax, Physical Therapy (once a week)
      Mild symptoms
      Stretching a lot helps, but it's hard to get myself to do

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