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  • Hematologist Referral - suggestions on how to talk with the doc about IC

    I am being referred to a Hematologist for elevated WBC (multiple months of tests).

    I am always nervous about going to see new doctors and whether or not they will consider IC when providing testing and treatment options.

    Suggestions on how to broach this subject and or how to evaluate the provider upon our first visit.

    thanks,
    Julia
    Last edited by emeraldjules; 05-22-2020, 07:10 AM.
    ~Julia (48, F)

    Diagnosed with arthritis (2009), IC (2010 - symptoms since November 2007), & pre-diabetic (2017), TMJ/TMD (2019)

    Diet Modifications: IC diet
    Currently exploring how to align diabetic nutrition and IC diet (08/2017)

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    The best advice I can think of is to ask if he/she is familiar with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (I suggest using the entire name, not just IC). When procedures or medications are suggested, you can ask if they have an effect on the urinary tract system. You will probably be able to evaluate the doctor by the answers given. The doctor doesn't necessarily be totally familiar with it, but if there's willingness to listen, I personally think it's a good doctor, who will work with you on tests and procedures.

    Good luck!

    Donna
    Stay safe

    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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    • #3
      Thank you Donna for putting all that into words. Greatly appreciated.
      ~Julia (48, F)

      Diagnosed with arthritis (2009), IC (2010 - symptoms since November 2007), & pre-diabetic (2017), TMJ/TMD (2019)

      Diet Modifications: IC diet
      Currently exploring how to align diabetic nutrition and IC diet (08/2017)

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      • #4
        You're welcome --- please let me know how it goes.

        Donna
        Stay safe

        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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