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ellieAJ97

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I'm 22 and have been having bladder issues for 5 years. I had my first urology appointment last week and the doctor seems to think my symptoms sound very much like IC (periods of freq urination, feeling inflamed inside etc.) I'm having a 'flare' atm it started last week when my period was due. What could I do to ease the discomfort? I keep needing the toilet and I can't describe it but I do feel inflamed..
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Hello ellie AJ97
Sorry to read of your symptoms, as you may be aware we are all different and react differently so often we are trying to help ourselves with best remedies,

however here is a fact sheet that may give you some indications  to assist( click on the arrows for pages) 
http://www.chronicutiinfo.com/factsheets/flare-management-factsheet/

within you will see re putting support under your knees to assist when lying down.(As you mentioned in other post).

Maybe you could Telephone BHUK advice tomorrow,leave your contact if they are busy and they WILL get back to you.They have loads of information that will help you.


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Hi Ellie

One more thought - what type of birth control are you on - if any?  This can contribute to bladder issue due to too little oestrogen which leads to bladder infections or too much progesterone making you want to wee.  Hormones do affect the bladder, some people experience an increase in swelling, pressure, pain, and frequency when oestrogen levels are highest. This is believed to happen because oestrogen increases mast cell secretion, therefore increasing inflammatory reactions. Others however feel better when their oestrogen levels are high.

Researchers believe that bladder pain sufferers may benefit from the increase in the thickness of the bladder lining and the lack of progesterone during this time.

To add to the complicated picture, another group feel best and experience less symptoms during their period, when hormone levels are low. Finally others experience bladder pain during their periods.

Where sufferers can agree is that almost all complain of increased ‘flare’ symptoms a few days prior to the onset of their period. The lower oestrogen levels and higher progesterone levels make people more susceptible to bladder symptoms around this time. High levels of progesterone can cause frequent urination as progesterone acts like a diuretic. The sacral nerve which controls the pelvis and its organs is full of oestrogen receptors. Research published in The International Urogynecology Journal in 1993 showed a change in hormone levels, in particular that of progesterone, may affect the excitability of the nerves and make you feel like you have to urinate more frequently.

I'd look into this further. Sadly urologists don't easily relate bladder issues to hormone problems - you may need to be your own detective in all of this.

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Hello ellie AJ97
Sorry to read of your symptoms, as you may be aware we are all different and react differently so often we are trying to help ourselves with best remedies,

however here is a fact sheet that may give you some indications  to assist( click on the arrows for pages) 
http://www.chronicutiinfo.com/factsheets/flare-management-factsheet/

within you will see re putting support under your knees to assist when lying down.(As you mentioned in other post).

Maybe you could Telephone BHUK advice tomorrow,leave your contact if they are busy and they WILL get back to you.They have loads of information that will help you.



Hi, I will definitely look into that, thanks very much
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Hi Ellie

One more thought - what type of birth control are you on - if any?  This can contribute to bladder issue due to too little oestrogen which leads to bladder infections or too much progesterone making you want to wee.  Hormones do affect the bladder, some people experience an increase in swelling, pressure, pain, and frequency when oestrogen levels are highest. This is believed to happen because oestrogen increases mast cell secretion, therefore increasing inflammatory reactions. Others however feel better when their oestrogen levels are high.

Researchers believe that bladder pain sufferers may benefit from the increase in the thickness of the bladder lining and the lack of progesterone during this time.

To add to the complicated picture, another group feel best and experience less symptoms during their period, when hormone levels are low. Finally others experience bladder pain during their periods.

Where sufferers can agree is that almost all complain of increased ‘flare’ symptoms a few days prior to the onset of their period. The lower oestrogen levels and higher progesterone levels make people more susceptible to bladder symptoms around this time. High levels of progesterone can cause frequent urination as progesterone acts like a diuretic. The sacral nerve which controls the pelvis and its organs is full of oestrogen receptors. Research published in The International Urogynecology Journal in 1993 showed a change in hormone levels, in particular that of progesterone, may affect the excitability of the nerves and make you feel like you have to urinate more frequently.

I'd look into this further. Sadly urologists don't easily relate bladder issues to hormone problems - you may need to be your own detective in all of this.



Hi, my IC symptoms started when I was 17 and I first started taking the pill around a year and a half after that. I was on the combined pill for a year and a half and then came off it. I went on it again this year (March) and came off it 4 weeks ago. I've had flare ups on the pill but some of them were not when my period was due. I'll definitely ask my doctor more about this though, like you say I may have to be the detective!
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