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Question: reactive cystitis vs interstitial cystitis


 darkestdays30 - Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:19 am

Could I find out what the difference in these two types of cystitis are (reactive and interstitial)? If you have one, can you also have the other type?
 darkestdays30 - Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:57 pm

I am trying to figure out how Interstitial Cystitis is diagnosed.

If you have a hydrodistention done, and your bladder develops glomerulations during a low capacity filling, that is diagnostic for IC.

But what if glomerulations only develop from overdistending the bladder or during a high capacity filling, is that not diagnostic for IC? would that be a normal reaction from your bladder, or something the hydrodistention itself would cause?

thanks.

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