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  • Interstitial Cystitis
    Interstitial cystitis is a bladder condition that can cause pain, as well as a frequent need to urinate. This eMedTV article provides detailed information on the condition, including common symptoms, possible causes, treatment options, and more.
  • Cystoscopy
    A cystoscopy allows your doctor to see the inside of your bladder and urethra. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this procedure, which is used when a person experiences certain urinary problems.
  • Elmiron
    Elmiron is a medication used to treat bladder discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis. This eMedTV resource describes Elmiron -- the only oral drug approved to treat this bladder condition -- and its uses, as well as potential side effects.
  • Nitrofurantoin
    If you have a urinary tract infection, your healthcare provider may prescribe the antibiotic nitrofurantoin. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at what this product is used for, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
    Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are defined as having 2 infections in 6 months or 3 in 1 year. This eMedTV article discusses recurrent UTIs and provides tips for preventing them, such as drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice.
  • Interstitial Cystitis Treatment
    This eMedTV article takes a look at interstitial cystitis treatment options, including bladder distention and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Self-help strategies and the use of medications are also discussed.
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
    Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition in which urine flows back from the bladder to the ureters. This eMedTV resource discusses types, causes, and symptoms of this condition; information on diagnosis and treatment is also provided.
  • IC (Bladder)
    As this eMedTV page explains, the bladder condition known as IC (interstitial cystitis) is characterized by pain and discomfort in the bladder and surrounding pelvic area. This article lists other symptoms and discusses the various treatment options.
  • Interstitial Cystitis Diet
    People with interstitial cystitis often avoid alcohol, tomatoes, spices, chocolate, and high-acid foods. This eMedTV article discusses the possible effect adhering to a so-called "interstitial cystitis diet" may have on the condition.
  • Elmiron Side Effects
    The most common Elmiron side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and hair loss. As discussed in this eMedTV article, other more serious (but rare) side effects may also occur, including anemia, gum bleeding, and pink eye, and require medical attention.
  • Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
    Bladder pain and an urgent, frequent need to urinate are some of the symptoms of interstitial cystitis. This eMedTV Web page lists several possible interstitial cystitis symptoms and stresses the importance of seeing a doctor if they occur.
  • Urinary Tract Infection in Children
    Each year, about 3 percent of children in the United States have a urinary tract infection. In children, as this eMedTV page explains, symptoms may include unexplained fever, incontinence, and irritability. Treatment is essential to prevent damage.
  • Causes of Interstitial Cystitis
    While the causes of interstitial cystitis are still being studied, possibilities discussed in this eMedTV article include a substance in urine that irritates the bladder, genetics, and the role of an autoimmune response following infection.
  • Bladder Infection During Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a bladder infection during pregnancy can be serious, especially if it spreads to the kidneys. This article discusses the importance of promptly treating a bladder infection to avoid problems such as premature delivery.
Bladder Presentations
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More Bladder Articles
  • Bladder Infection During Pregnancy to Complications of Pregnancy
  • Cystoscopy to Elmiron Dosage
  • Elmiron Drug Interactions to Information About Interstitial Cystitis
  • Interstitial Cystitis to Interstitial Cystitis Cure
  • Interstitial Cystitis Diet to Interstitial Cystitis Treatment
  • Is Interstitial Cystitis Transmitted? to Pentosan
  • Pregnancy Problems to Treatment for Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis in Children to What to Eat and Not to Eat With Interstitial Cystitis
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