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    I was recently diagnosed with IC – frequent urination and severe pain. Doctor wanted to do a bladder instillation of DMSO but I refused since I am very allergic to sulfa antibiotics and didn’t want to take any form of this drug. I’ve been following an IC diet for several weeks. It helped the pain a bit at first, but now the pain is very bad again. Doctor wants to try an HMK bladder instillation. Do these help? What are the side effects? Any information or comments are greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Bladder Instillations

    I suspect HMK is heparin, Marcaine, and steroid --- if that's what's in the solution, it can be helpful.

    Donna
    Stay safe


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