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    Does IC cause scarring in the urethra?

  • #2
    welcome to the icn. I feel that it does but I cant tell you for sure. maybe some of these other ladies can answer your question.
    Do you have IC? what are you doing to help your self?
    we are here for you. I wish i could answer your question.
    Medicine taken daily or as needed:
    1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
    2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
    3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
    4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
    5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
    5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
    6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
    7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

    I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!


    • #3
      I know I have scar tissue in my bladder so I would imagine it is possible in the urethra as well.

      Sending healing thoughts,
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      • #4
        After my cysto/hydro in June 2003, I learned I have significant scarring in my bladder, either from IC or from UTI's.

        It seems it is possible that the urethra could get scarred too. But I would think that the bladder is more common.



        • #5
          I would think its possible to have scarring there.. if your ic bladder dose why wouldn't you urethia?? thats a really good question
          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


          • #6
            My dr. took pictures of my riddled urethra along with my bladder during my hydro/cysto so yes for some I think scaring can be present in the urethra. I've had very bad infections all my life. I remember my mom putting salv on my burning urethral exterior as a child. My dr. said he has never seen a urethra as scarred and inflamed as mine. It explains my urethral burning that I get so often and it is also why I get so many infections. It seems its always inflamed and thus bacteria attaches itself readily thus I get recurring UTI's.

            My new nurse practitioner who works for my urogyno gave me a bladder wash and said she couldn't believe how inflamed it was. I explained that it wasn't bothering me at the time but that is how it is all the time.

            I hope this has been helpful.