Thread: Cysto & Kenalog Injection
08-03-2011, 08:58 AM #1
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Cysto & Kenalog Injection
I went to a new specialist (at the U of MN) and they want to do a cysto with an injection of Kenalog (a steroid), Lidocaine and an antibiotic.
I've never heard of injections in the bladder other than botox. Has anyone else had this? I've searched the board and didn't find much.
I'm scheduled for this procedure Sept. 13.
My last and only other cysto was in May. They did a hydrodistension and a urethra dilation - and I suffered for two months afterward. My bladder went into full retention immediately after the cysto, and then again a week later - for 5 whole days. I mention this all to let you know how unexcited I am at the thought of another cysto again so soon.
Please let me know if you've heard of this type of injection. Thanks!Conditions:
IBS 4/04; IC 8/05; Vitamin B-12 Deficiency 7/06; Asthma 9/06; Citrus, MSG, Sulfate/Sulfite, Nitrate/Nitrite, Sodium Benzoate Allergy diagnosed 9/06; Fibromyalgia 6/07; Pelvic Floor disfunction 2007; Hysterectomy 10/08; Fallopian Tube Cyst removed 5/10; Chronic Diarrhea since 12/10 ; Ulcerative Colitis 4/12
Elmiron 3x day
Trazadone at bedtime
Tramadol as needed for pain
Monthly B-12 injections
Continuous Birth Control (even though I had a hyst, to control cysts)
heating pad, hot epsom salt baths, strict IC diet
Interstim implant 9/11
Ulcerative Colitis Meds - Remicade, Azathioprine, Lialda, prednisone several times a year
Failed Bladder Treatments
Lyrica, Elavil, Detrol, Detrol LA, Ditropan, Sanctura, Flomax, Prelief, Pyridium & Urelle (allergic!), Lidoderm patches, long term antibiotics - Macrobid and others, instillations (ouch!), CystaQ, pelvic floor therapy, fulguration, bladder injections, bladder stretching
08-03-2011, 11:23 AM #2
I've heard of all of those things being instilled, but not injected into the tissue.
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08-03-2011, 12:37 PM #3
Kathi, like Donna said about those meds being instilled in the bladder, I'm one who gets those instillations. I did read somewhere about Kenalog injections intramuscularly, but I've not heard of them in the bladder either. Maybe you can call you doctor to find out. I wouldn't think a cysto alone would be as painful as when you had the hydro but have you asked why your doctor wants another one so soon?
Take care and may all go well. Please keep us posted.Never heard of IC until it was suspected....Never knew so many are suffering from it.
Praying for a cure.
11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery period of surgery for bladder suspension and hysterectomy, painful urgency/frequency
8/2009 Suspected IC
1/2010 Treatment began
2/2010 Diagnosed PFD, began Physical Therapy
2/2010 Surgery to remove mesh from bladder suspension
5/2010 Surgery to repair bladder, vaginal vault and small intestine prolapse
5/2010 IC officially diagnosed during surgery
7/2010 Diagnosed with Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones
8/2010 Surgery to remove gallbladder
Macrodantin 100 mg after each instill
Valium Vaginal Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5 mg
Pyridium as needed up to 3xday
Celexa 10mg daily
Premarin Cream 3xweek
Dual Action Acid Reducer/Antacid
Physical Therapy for PFD
IC Diet since 8/2009
Gabapentin, 12/2011....seems to be working great!
Medications Tried and Discontinued
Elavil, worked up to 50mg (started 1/2011), caused retention & high blood pressure
Urelle, caused retention
Vesicare, caused retention
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