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  • The Abbreviation Explanation Thread

    I don't know if the support forum already has one of these, but if we do, I can't find it. And if we do, ICN Mods, please feel free to lock this thread and sink it to the bottom.

    I'm going to post a collection of common interstitial cystitis related abbreviations and anagrams in this thread to help everyone out. I know I get confused on a daily basis and often get my PCPs, PFDs, PTs, CPPs, and PNs mixed up. There are still a lot of things I don't know the meaning of myself!

    I'll post what I know, and I'd like everyone who can to contribute to this thread. I'll update this post regularly to include any suggestions given. Please correct me if I'm wrong about anything here! For now I'm going to focus on breaking down the anagrams, in the future I'd like to add simple definitions to the entries as well.

    Helpful Tip: As the list continues to grow, I will work to keep it in alphabetical order, but it may still prove somewhat difficult to navigate as some entries have multiple abbreviations and/or definitions. If you're looking for something specific and your web browser supports a "Find" function, hold the CTRL key and press the F key, then type the phrase or word you're looking for into the "Find" field. If that phrase/word is on this page, your web browser will highlight it, considerably cutting down your time spent searching the list.
    Cysto --- Cystoscopy

    BP --- Blood Pressure

    BM --- Bowel Movement

    BPS --- Bladder Pain Syndrome

    CPP --- Chronic Pelvic Pain

    DF --- Dairy Free

    DO --- Doctor of Osteopathy

    Doc, Dr., DR --- Doctor

    DX --- Diagnose(d)

    Endo --- Endomitriosis

    FM, Fibro --- Fibromyalgia

    Freq --- Frequency

    F/U, F&U --- Frequency and Urgency

    GF --- Gluten Free

    GP --- General Practitioner

    Gyno --- Gynecologist

    Hydro --- Hydrodistention

    IBS --- Irritable Bowl Syndrome

    IC --- Interstitial Cystitis

    ICA --- Interstitial Cystitis Association

    ICN --- Interstitial Cystitis Network

    MD --- Medical Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Allopath

    NP --- Nurse Practitioner

    OAB --- Overactive Bladder

    PA --- Physician's Assistant

    PBS --- Painful Bladder Syndrome

    PCP --- Primary Care Physician

    PFD --- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    pH --- A measure of the acid level in a substance (ie: urine or water)

    PPS --- Pelvic Pain Syndrome

    PT --- Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy

    RD --- Registered Dietitian

    RN --- Registered Nurse

    RX --- Prescription Medication

    Urg --- Urgency

    Uro --- Urologist

    Uro/Gyn --- Doctor specializing in Urology Gynecology

    VV --- Vulvar Vestibulis


    Please contribute with anything that may be of help. I know I've missed a lot here, and together we can make a massive master list (and maybe learn something new with it).

    Thank you!!
    Last edited by ICNDonna; 02-15-2013, 04:14 AM. Reason: Updated!
    "Diagnoses"
    Vestibulodynia, endometriosis (dx via symptoms only), IC (dx via symptoms only), PFD, uneven legs, pelvic muscular dysfunction

    Present Treatments
    EMDR Therapy Dec 2013-June 2015; Mindfulness Style Meditation early 2014-Present; External PT Dec 2013-Dec 2014, daily exercises at home; Intervaginal PT March 2015 - Aug 2015 Chiropractic Mar 2014-June 2015; Therapeutic Massage Apr 2014-April 2015; cut caffeine out of diet; I lost my health insurance Sept. 2015!

  • #2
    what's the difference between bps and pbs. (pbs makes me think of sesame street.)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chipotle View Post
      what's the difference between bps and pbs. (pbs makes me think of sesame street.)
      From what I gather, PBS, BPS, and IC are different ways to say the same thing. Painful Bladder Syndrome/Bladder Pain Syndrome is a lot easier to say/understand than Interstitial Cystitis, and as far as PBS/BPS both being out there goes, I suppose it's just a matter of preference.
      "Diagnoses"
      Vestibulodynia, endometriosis (dx via symptoms only), IC (dx via symptoms only), PFD, uneven legs, pelvic muscular dysfunction

      Present Treatments
      EMDR Therapy Dec 2013-June 2015; Mindfulness Style Meditation early 2014-Present; External PT Dec 2013-Dec 2014, daily exercises at home; Intervaginal PT March 2015 - Aug 2015 Chiropractic Mar 2014-June 2015; Therapeutic Massage Apr 2014-April 2015; cut caffeine out of diet; I lost my health insurance Sept. 2015!

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      • #4
        Oh, man, the Edit option has disappeared from the first post! I didn't know that that's how it works on this style of forum! Well, we can still do this, I'll just have to "update" in new posts.
        "Diagnoses"
        Vestibulodynia, endometriosis (dx via symptoms only), IC (dx via symptoms only), PFD, uneven legs, pelvic muscular dysfunction

        Present Treatments
        EMDR Therapy Dec 2013-June 2015; Mindfulness Style Meditation early 2014-Present; External PT Dec 2013-Dec 2014, daily exercises at home; Intervaginal PT March 2015 - Aug 2015 Chiropractic Mar 2014-June 2015; Therapeutic Massage Apr 2014-April 2015; cut caffeine out of diet; I lost my health insurance Sept. 2015!

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        • #5
          You might want to add NP - Nurse Practitioner.

          By the way, I made this thread a sticky so it will stay at the top of the forum.

          Good idea! Thank you.

          Donna
          Stay safe


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          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.
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          • #6
            Great Idea! How about....hope they're accruate.

            OAB ~ Overactive Bladder
            Uro/Gyn ~ Dr specializing in Urology Gynecology
            PA ~ Physician's Assistant

            I'm certain your list will grow and grow! Thanks!
            Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found answers...so can you...keep the hope.

            11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
            8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
            8/2010 Surg gallbladder
            TREATMENTS (updated 4/15)
            IC Diet since 8/2009 (Able to vary 4/15)
            Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
            Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
            Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
            *DISCONTINUED since feeling better: Celexa 10mg daily*, Fiber supp*,
            Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
            PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret

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            • #7
              Here's another: BP = blood pressure
              Stay safe


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              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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              • #8
                Thanks for the sticky and the suggestions, guys!

                Since I cannot edit the first post after this, I'll just update with a new post each time a few more suggestions roll in. More suggestions are welcome.

                Cysto --- Cystoscopy

                BP --- Blood Pressure

                BM --- Bowel Movement

                BPS --- Bladder Pain Syndrome

                CPP --- Chronic Pelvic Pain

                DF --- Dairy Free

                Doc, Dr., DR --- Doctor

                DX --- Diagnose(d)

                Endo --- Endomitriosis

                FM, Fibro --- Fibromyalgia

                Freq --- Frequency

                F/U, F&U --- Frequency and Urgency

                GF --- Gluten Free

                GP --- General Practitioner

                Gyno --- Gynecologist

                Hydro --- Hydrodistention

                IBS --- Irritable Bowl Syndrome

                IC --- Interstitial Cystitis

                ICA --- Interstitial Cystitis Association

                ICN --- Interstitial Cystitis Network

                MD --- Medical Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Allopath

                NP --- Nurse Practitioner

                OAB --- Overactive Bladder

                OD --- Doctor of Osteopathy, Osteopath

                PA --- Physician's Assistant

                PBS --- Painful Bladder Syndrome

                PCP --- Primary Care Physician

                PFD --- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

                pH --- A measure of the acid level in a substance (ie: urine or water)

                PPS --- Pelvic Pain Syndrome

                PT --- Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy

                RN --- Registered Nurse

                RX --- Prescription Medication

                Urg --- Urgency

                Uro --- Urologist

                Uro/Gyn --- Doctor specializing in Urology Gynecology

                VV --- Vulvar Vestibulis



                Thanks to Donna and nanawaggs for their additions to the list!
                Last edited by Tectonic; 02-09-2013, 07:37 AM.
                "Diagnoses"
                Vestibulodynia, endometriosis (dx via symptoms only), IC (dx via symptoms only), PFD, uneven legs, pelvic muscular dysfunction

                Present Treatments
                EMDR Therapy Dec 2013-June 2015; Mindfulness Style Meditation early 2014-Present; External PT Dec 2013-Dec 2014, daily exercises at home; Intervaginal PT March 2015 - Aug 2015 Chiropractic Mar 2014-June 2015; Therapeutic Massage Apr 2014-April 2015; cut caffeine out of diet; I lost my health insurance Sept. 2015!

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                • #9
                  I did an edit on the original post in this thread so it's up to date. Anyone have anything to add?

                  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

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    What a GREAT idea!!! Just a correction: A Doctor of Osteopathy is a DO. An OD is an optometrist. :-) Also, please at an RD for registered dietitian with the caveat that some states have additional credentials for nutritionists (LD, CDN, etc....it depends on the state, but RD is consistent.)

                    Thanks a million!
                    Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
                    IC Dietitian, Patient Advocate, Speaker, & Author


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                    • #11
                      Here's an update with several new items. Thanks, Donna and Julie, for your corrections and additions!



                      ABX--- Antibiotic

                      Cysto --- Cystoscopy

                      CDN--- Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

                      CFS --- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

                      CFIDS --- Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome

                      BP --- Blood Pressure

                      BM --- Bowel Movement

                      BPS --- Bladder Pain Syndrome

                      CPP --- Chronic Pelvic Pain

                      DF --- Dairy Free

                      DO --- Doctor of Osteopathy, Osteopath

                      Doc, Dr., DR --- Doctor

                      DX --- Diagnose(d)

                      Endo --- Endomitriosis

                      FM, Fibro --- Fibromyalgia

                      Freq --- Frequency

                      F/U, F&U --- Frequency and Urgency

                      GF --- Gluten Free

                      GP --- General Practitioner

                      Gyno --- Gynecologist

                      Hydro --- Hydrodistention

                      IBS --- Irritable Bowl Syndrome

                      IC --- Interstitial Cystitis

                      ICA --- Interstitial Cystitis Association

                      ICN --- Interstitial Cystitis Network

                      LD --- Licensed Dietitian

                      MD --- Medical Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Allopath

                      NP --- Nurse Practitioner

                      OAB --- Overactive Bladder

                      PA --- Physician's Assistant

                      PBS --- Painful Bladder Syndrome

                      PCP --- Primary Care Physician

                      PFD --- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

                      pH --- A measure of the acid level in a substance (ie: urine or water)

                      PN --- Pudendal Nerve

                      PPS --- Pelvic Pain Syndrome

                      PT --- Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy

                      PTNS --- Post Tibial Nerve Stimulation

                      RD ---Registered Dietitian (see also: LD, CDN)

                      RN --- Registered Nurse

                      RX --- Prescription Medication

                      SANS --- Stoller Afferent Nerve Stimulation

                      SN --- Sacral Nerve

                      SNS --- Sacral Nerve Stimulation

                      SS --- Sjogren's Syndrome

                      SSI --- Supplemental Security Income

                      TENS --- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

                      Urg --- Urgency

                      Uro --- Urologist

                      Uro/Gyn --- Doctor specializing in Urology Gynecology

                      VV --- Vulvar Vestibulitis
                      "Diagnoses"
                      Vestibulodynia, endometriosis (dx via symptoms only), IC (dx via symptoms only), PFD, uneven legs, pelvic muscular dysfunction

                      Present Treatments
                      EMDR Therapy Dec 2013-June 2015; Mindfulness Style Meditation early 2014-Present; External PT Dec 2013-Dec 2014, daily exercises at home; Intervaginal PT March 2015 - Aug 2015 Chiropractic Mar 2014-June 2015; Therapeutic Massage Apr 2014-April 2015; cut caffeine out of diet; I lost my health insurance Sept. 2015!

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