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    I have pain all the time at my c-section scar. I feel popped open or as if string is pulling around everything right under there. I have bladder sensitivity, but don't feel I have to go all the time. I wake in the night with raw pain right there. Real bad. I take tylenol, but it doesn't help well. I had the potassium test, but wasn't convinced, because it didn't hurt, just felt different. Ob thinks I have IC and has me on elmiron and someting else for bladder spasms for the last month. Still in bad pain. What are your thoughts?I'm having a colonoscopy Monday to rule out other problems.

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    I don't want to sound like a sales rep for Evian water but try drinking it - a few moderate sips every half hour. It calms down my bladder real well as IC bladders are inflamed a lot.

    Watch your diet - this is critical with the goodly amount of water intake. You will find it in the ICN archives.

    Avoid hot baths.

    This is some basic advice - see if it helps after a few days or a week at least.
    For many IC pain feels like bad menstrual cramps.

    Hope you feel better.


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      Has anyone mentioned the possibility of adhesions from the surgery? Pain at the scar was one of my symptoms when I had them.

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