No announcement yet.

DMSO while Nursing?

  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • DMSO while Nursing?

    I am scheduled to have a Cystoscopy, Hydro, and first DMSO treatment during surgery in a couple weeks. My Urologist suspects that I have IC, but is doing the surgery to further diagnose. If they do diagnose me with IC, then I will be heading back to the office weekly for 5 more DMSO Installations. The DMSO Installations that he does are also combined with Heparin and something else (I don't have the info with me right now at work).

    I have a 9 month old and am still nursing. My Urologist and the nurse were not sure if DMSO/Heparin/etc. were okay while nursing, so they were going to research for me. But, just wanted to check on here and see if anyone knows whether or not it is ok to continue to nurse with DMSO/Heparin???


  • #2
    I googled DMSO and nursing, and on Babycenter, one of the doctor's said it was fine. I don't know how CREDIBLE a doctor on Babycenter would be though, so of course defer to your own doctor.

    I THEN found on a cancer website (I didn't know they used DMSO for cancer!) that you SHOULD NOT use it while nursing.

    So... see what your doctor says. LOL. Sorry I wasn't more help.
    Symtoms started July 2010.
    Severe pelvic floor pain only.

    2 time PT graduate!
    In medical remission since August 2011; able to eat and drink anything I want currently.

    IC meds:
    200 mg Elmiron in the morning
    100 mg Elmiron @ night
    Macrobid after intercourse

    03/11 07/11 01/12
    If at first you don't succeed: 07/26/2013!


    • #3
      I suggest you call your pediatrician and ask. One thing you might ask about is using a breast pump for a day or two after an instillation, discarding the milk, but your baby's doctor is your best resource for an answer.

      Stay safe

      Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center -
      Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) -

      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:


      Diet list:

      AUA Guidelines:

      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.

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


      • #4
        Ok, thanks for your help!


        • #5
          MeResque, I should have knows to research Babycenter! I look on there for all my other baby questions


          • #6
            A great place to check is I have had several surgeries and meds while nursing and this site was very useful for me.
            Conditions:Migraine, Epilepsy, Adenomyosis, Left Hydrosalpinx (inflamed,blocked fallopian tube), Neurogenic, Overactive bladder
            Myofacsial pain disorder/Pelvic floor dysfunction


            • #7
              Thank You Leslie! wow, that site has lots of good info