Doctors Lounge - Urology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Urology Answers List

Forum Name: Urology Topics

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.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us