View Full Version : Went to secoond opinon appt? Said I DON"T hav IC
05-02-2005, 03:30 PM
Hi everyone, well i went today to my second opinon appointment I had to traevl three hours to get there, but I found this client name off this web site. The doctor I went to see reseraching a new drug for IC. Anyways I figured it must be good because I found his name here and he has wrote some articles on IC .
Well anyways I went in there and he asked what my symtoms where. I told him that I urinated up to 7 times a day. I wake up once in the night, and that my pain was down in my uretha area.
He asked me if I had pain in my pelvis area and I told him no. Then he gave me an exam and touched my bladder and I had no discomfort and then he touch my uretha area and that is where my discomfort was. He also checked my pelvis muscle and it was sore on my left side. Anyways after being with him for an hour he said he really does not think I have IC and tht I have and infection in the utethra.
He said he has seen a lot of IC cases and I am not one. So now I am totally confused. Who do I believe. Any advice.
05-02-2005, 03:37 PM
is he treating the infection? did your other doc say you had IC? Did he offer follow-up after treating the infection? How do you feel in general? Are you on meds etc?
05-03-2005, 03:40 AM
Yes he started me on an antibotic and then he put me in physical therapy for pelvic floor excercises. He said he thought this would help. I just don't know what to believe. I have one sayig I have it and one saying I don't. Who do I believe. Of course I want to believe the one that says I don't but I just don't want to get my hopes ups and then be let down . Any advice.
05-03-2005, 04:07 AM
I guess the only way to find out without doing more invasive tests would be to take the antibiotics and see if that helps. I sure hope it works for you!
I agree with Janie - take the antibiotics and see if it helps. Wouldn't it be nice if that was all it was? :)
05-03-2005, 05:10 AM
Hopefully the antibiotics work and you don't have ic!!! Wouldn't that be great??!! I hope everthing works out well.
05-03-2005, 06:52 AM
I have seen 5 doctors. One says IC. One says "not sure". One says urethral syndrome/PFD. Two say Painful Bladder Syndrome. I don't have a diagnosis yet. But if you only urinate 7 times a day and also have no pain whne he touches your bladder, chances are it might not be IC?
Did he find an infection?
05-03-2005, 09:20 AM
http://www.ichelp.com/AskTheDoctor/search.html Sometimes when your second opinion and first are conflicting you need to pray and trust your gut...or maybe get a third opinion. I gave you a link to where you send questions to doctors at ICA. They are very good at responding and answering quesitons. When my second opinion conflicted with my first I asked ICA doctors and they reasured me of what was most likely going on.
http://www.sworcare.com/IC%20survey.htm PUF test
http://www.orthoelmiron.com/C06.01.htm Here are two questionaires that can help you decide if you think you have IC. I hope your antibiotic and PT help you a lot.
05-04-2005, 03:24 PM
Oh, that would be so wonderful if you didn't have IC! I really, really hope all you have is an infection and that the antibiotics work for you.
When I first started having symptoms, mine were pretty much the same as yours. I was going to the bathroom around 7 times a day and 1 time at night. This was a lot for me since prior to this I was only going to the bathroom 3 times a day and 0 times at night. This also was abnormal (wish I could go back to that). My doc did the same as yours, checked my bladder, no pain or tenderness, but when she pushed on my urethra I felt severe burning and frequency. She also put me on antibiotics, even though my urine test was negative. It did not help me and now my frequency has increased A LOT, but I still have really good days!
Keep me posted on what you find out. Sometimes I like to believe that there is some crazy urethra infection giving me these problems, and no IC, but that is just wishful thinking.
I hope you feel better soon.
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