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Articles that share self-help and self-care strategies for patients with bladder and pelvic pain.

Self-Help Tip – Turning Self Doubt Into Self Confidence

Though my IC (i.e. bladder pain) officially began when I was 32, I spent much of my 20's struggling with many of the conditions we now know are related to IC. I had vulvodynia in high school and college that felt like a painful yeast infection. Despite many trips to the doctor, they rarely found [...]

By |2018-08-10T21:47:59-07:00August 10th, 2018|Awareness, Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Self Care, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Self-Help Tip – Turning Self Doubt Into Self Confidence

Are Medications Making You Constipated? Ten Smooth Move Tips

While IC patients are frequently in the bathroom to urinate, sometimes the very medicines recommended to help the condition cause another bathroom-related problem: constipation. And constipation causes increased discomfort in the pelvis, which is the last thing ICers need. According to the Harvard Medical School, some of the medicines that can cause constipation, especially in [...]

By |2018-06-03T16:57:26-07:00June 3rd, 2018|Front Page Feed, Our Blog, Self Care, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Are Medications Making You Constipated? Ten Smooth Move Tips

Ten Tips For Talking IC With Friends & Family

Talking about IC with friends and family who don’t know anything about it can be hard. I struggle to find the right words to say to best describe how I feel without sounding like I’m whining or looking for pity yet also not downplaying how I feel and the impact it has on my life. [...]

By |2018-01-16T22:59:14-08:00January 16th, 2018|Front Page Feed, Self Care, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Ten Tips For Talking IC With Friends & Family

New Android App Helps Urology Patients Find Bladder Friendly Foods

The ICN Food List Application for Android Devices (Santa Rosa, CA) If you’re scared to drink a cup of coffee out of fear that you’ll spend the day in the restroom, you’re not alone. Mild urinary frequency and urgency are common but for patients with urinary disorders, these same foods can provoke days of pain and [...]

By |2017-01-31T09:00:26-08:00December 10th, 2015|ICN Announcements, News, Our Blog, Self Care|Comments Off on New Android App Helps Urology Patients Find Bladder Friendly Foods