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Tips and strategies for patients struggling with bladder, pelvic, prostate disorders and pain

Got Urethral Pain? – Common Causes & Treatment Strategies

(By Jill Osborne MA) You probably know the feeling well. That sharp, bite your lip moment that occurs when you try to urinate after you’ve been catheterized or had a bladder treatment. Though small, the urethra can pack quite a punch when its been irritated or stretched. Yet, it’s the chronic irritation that drives many [...]

AUA Guidelines for the Diagnosis & Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis

(By Jill Osborne) The long awaited new clinical guidelines for the treatment of interstitial cystitis (aka bladder pain syndrome) were released by the American Urology Association (AUA) this month, offering what may be the most comprehensive clinical care article written to date in the USA. Solidly written, it offers new insight into diagnostic testing as [...]

By |2017-01-31T13:42:54+00:00October 15th, 2013|Diagnosis, ICN Announcements, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Must Reads, Treatments|Comments Off on AUA Guidelines for the Diagnosis & Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis

Don’t Be Shy About Your IC & Bladder Symptoms When Talking With Your Doctor

At least once a month I talk with an IC patient who, for a variety of reasons, is simply unable to talk about their bladder and pelvic pain symptoms. They usually offer vague, non specific words like “it hurts down there” thus requiring twenty minutes or more of carefully worded questions to determine what’s really [...]

By |2017-01-26T21:38:37+00:00October 14th, 2013|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Must Reads, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Don’t Be Shy About Your IC & Bladder Symptoms When Talking With Your Doctor