How Can I Find Relief from Chronic Cystitis? Understanding Symptoms, Treatment & Consultation

How Can I Find Relief from Chronic Cystitis? Understanding Symptoms, Treatment & Consultation
Published on, 11 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Abdelmajeed Saad and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I've been diagnosed with chronic cystitis, and I've been suffering from this illness for 6 years. I have visited several doctors, and each visit leaves me feeling depressed and disappointed. I have researched this condition extensively, and I am now certain that it cannot be cured completely. I have undergone a pelvic CT scan, and the results show no abnormalities. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, and I have not engaged in sexual activity because I am not married. I experience pain every time I urinate, and it has been a significant source of discomfort for me.

 

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Chronic cystitis can indeed be challenging to manage, but it's important to stay hopeful. It's crucial to work closely with healthcare professionals to find ways to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life. While it may seem daunting, there are treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help manage chronic cystitis.

 

Chronic cystitis, including interstitial cystitis, can be difficult to manage, but there are various treatment options available to help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. Here are some common treatment approaches:

 

Medication: Antibiotics are typically prescribed if cystitis is caused by a bacterial infection.

Oral Antihistamines: Medications like hydroxyzine have been used to treat interstitial cystitis with varying results.

Lifestyle Changes: Making lifestyle adjustments can help manage chronic cystitis. This may include dietary modifications, stress management techniques, and avoiding potential irritants.

Physical Therapy: In some cases, physical therapy can be beneficial to address pelvic floor dysfunction or muscle-related issues contributing to symptoms.

Surgery: Surgery is rarely used for interstitial cystitis, as removing the bladder does not typically relieve pain and can lead to complications.

 

It's essential to work closely with healthcare providers to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific condition. Open communication with your healthcare team is crucial in managing chronic cystitis effectively.

 

Thanks

 


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