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  • Elimiron & blood in urine?

    Hello all. I was diagnosed with IC on May 17th after hydrodistention. Have been on Elmiron for a week and started to notice blood in Urine. Its not always..only somtimes..

    Anyone had similar experience or I should go back to my doc?

  • #2
    I would call the Dr. and ask them.


    • #3
      I would definitly call the dr. Sounds like you have a uti, I doubt the blood is caused from the Elmiron. Roxie

      Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
      Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
      Dx'd Hypothyroid
      Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
      June 2007
      Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
      First Cysto 1979
      First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
      Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
      Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
      Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
      Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
      Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
      Bladder surgery 2000
      Dx'd: IBS 2000
      Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
      Laminectomy 1989
      Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

      For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
      I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:


      • #4
        I agree that you need to talk with your doctor. It sounds very much like you could have an infection.

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        • #5
          Yes!! The same thing happened to me, and my doctor did not know that elmiron can cause this, I had to go through tests, colonoscopy, etc for nothing! because it was the elmiron!! You should still go to the doctor but you should know this, I was a little annoyed when they figured it out, hopefully it will be nothing serious!


          • #6
            Blood in Urine

            I always have microscopic blood in urine, before Elmiron and now. It runs trace to plus 1. My Uro says a majorityof ICers run trace blood in their urine with no infections.


            Meds: Melatonin 3mg @ bedtime if needed. Estrogen 1.5 mg troche and 0.1 mg Estrace cream.
            Diagnosis: IC, PFD (both in remission)


            • #7
              If I remember right elmiron has blood thinning characteristics.I remember discontinuing the elmiron right before my biopsy was done.I was told to get off of it before the biopsy.Also I believe I had to stop my Lipitor too because it also is an anticoagulant.Ic seems to cause the bladder to bleed by itself.You may need to check with your doctor about that.
              54 year old male
              Diagnosed with IC in 1994
              Had symptoms since 1992
              Three cystoscopies.One biopsy with hydrodistention.
              This is what I have tried,Dmso cocktail,Elavil,Atarax,Hytrin,Detrol,Pyridium,Elmiron,Allegra,Augmenti n,Flomax,Ditrapan,Vesacare.
              Sent urine samples about 10 years ago to the famous Dr Fugguzatto.Went through plenty of Dr's which took about 2 years for an IC diagnosis.I am considered having one of the worst IC conditions known to my doctors.
              Thanks to reading the great info on this board I am presentally trying 3 more natural remedies.Msm,Glucosamine,and Quercetin