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Blueangel

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I'm really struggling with awful pain low down in my stomach plus I can't stop
weeing which is causing me burning afterwards.
I have loose bowel movements too. Anyone else have this ? Are these the symptoms of IC
or could it be my bowels due to the diverticulitis I have.

Any advice appreciated.
Kiwi_Fairy

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Is it possible that you have an infection? It's just that you mention burning sensation after urinating for me that what differentiates IC from infection x
heathwhit

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Sorry kiwi fairy don't agree i have suffered from urethal burning after weeing with flair ups oover the years snd not once has it been an infection.Hurting and burning when you pass urine says infection.My old doctor years ago told me thstm.
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Blueangel

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Hi
No it's not an infection, it's my IC flared up. I'm struggling with what to eat
as everything seems to set me off !
Kiwi_Fairy

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Hi heathwit I just asked if it was a possible infection as for me personally that is an indicator of an infection (usually with a positive culture created) but everyone is different with this disease.

Blue angel have you tried bicarbonate of soda? A teaspoon in a 200/250ml glass of water will help neuteralise your urine and bathing in it helps relieve any external burning and urine scald x
Blueangel

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Hi kiwi fairy
I'm taking de mannose which is helping a little. Thanks for the tip on bathing with
bicarbonate of soda, I have awful external burning and scolding and didn't know what to try next
to ease it.... off to give it a try. x
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Have you tried a simple barrier cream on the skin like Hydromol which can be purchased from the chemist? Apply it daily and that should help with the burning on the external skin. Entirely natural with no additives to irritate.
bex28

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Hi Blue Angel I get this and is can be so, so painful. Infaxt I pretty much live with it. It takes time but I have found Emu oil applied downstairs helps to reduce inflammation in the uretha. Coconut oil can be quite soothing too but otherwise and particularly if out and about - a really good helping of vaseline to protect from that burning sensation. I bought a load of cheap mini spray bottles (the size you'd use for toiletries on holiday) from ebay and fill them with water. You can spray yourself with it after going to the loo to help prevent burning. I also always filter all my water in an alkaline filter jug and that includes my bottled water. You really need to aim at reducing inflammation so ice packs or a fozen drinking water bottle applied for 10mins every hour. Slowly but surely things should calm down a tad. All the best x
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Hi blue angel

Hope the bathing in bicarbonate of soda helps, I also suggest a barrier cream too I tend to use extra cetraben as I get it on prescription for my eczema so have a big 500ml tub in my bathroom as it is.

Do you use disposable liners or incontinence pads? Just asking as the chemicals in these used to irritate my skin even further. I have since switched to reusable cloth incontinence pads and it has helped immensely and they are much easier to care for than what people expect x
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