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    I just had my third heparin instill done on Tuesday. This one hurt ALOT!! In addition, my stomach is now very swollen and I am having a lot of pain ( on top of the "normal" pain) in my pelvis, stomach and lower back. I am also constipated now, but not sure if there is a connection. Have any of these symptoms ever occured for any of you after an instill?

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    Hi, Sunbabe ~ I've had so many heparin instillations that I've now lost count but no, I've never experienced pain above the IC pain after an instill. I've never been one to be constipated in my life, but now at age 62 with this IC thing I'm more constipated than ever and that in itself aggravates my IC. (Haven't had an instill in 3 weeks so don't think it's related for me). I just feel like it was one new symptom after another for that first year.

    Please hang in there and keep us posted how you're doing. Hope you find some answers. Wish I could have helped more.
    Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found 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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      Have you been checked to be sure you don't have an infection working?

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