IC Awareness Daily Fact #13 – The IC and IBS Connection

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome can suffer from chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation and/or a combination of both. One hallmark symptom is intense cramping, often occurring after eating a problem food or beverage containing caffeine, MSG or chocolate. Constipation can also be a side effect of many medications used for IC, particularly pain medications, as well [...]

By |2021-09-17T15:14:17-07:00September 13th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #13 – The IC and IBS Connection

IC Awareness Daily Fact #10 – Children With IC/BPS Face Many Struggles

(By Jill Heidi Osborne, ICN President) It's hard enough to face pelvic pain as an adult, but can you imagine being a young child who can't sleep through the night, can't sit through class and who may not be believed by their families or doctors? Children as young as three years old have been diagnosed with [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 10th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #10 – Children With IC/BPS Face Many Struggles

IC Awareness Daily Fact #9 – Patients Can Struggle To Find Medical Care Providers

If there was one common dream among IC patients, it's working with a knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who could treat all of their pelvic ills: the bladder, the pelvic floor, the bowel and, of course, the reproductive tract. Thankfully, a small but growing number of urologists and urogynecologists are moving in that direction, adding physical [...]

By |2020-09-12T14:02:33-07:00September 9th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #9 – Patients Can Struggle To Find Medical Care Providers

IC Awareness Daily Fact #8 – Inappropriate Hysterectomies Tragically Occur

Some patients have had inappropriate hysterectomies only to discover, after the fact, that their pelvic pain was originating from their bladder. IC patient Angela Burch won a $2,000,000 federal medical malpractice settlement in Florida when her ob-gyn needlessly removed her healthy uterus even after the urologist reported that she had interstitial cystitis. This is not [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 8th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #8 – Inappropriate Hysterectomies Tragically Occur

IC Awareness Daily Fact #7 – The Impact of IC on Families

IC affects not only the patient but also the extended family. Parents with IC worry about their ability to support their family. Children wonder why their parent cannot attend normal daily functions, like baseball games, and often mistakenly assume that a parent is dying. The ICN has written a children's book "My Mom Has IC: [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 7th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #7 – The Impact of IC on Families
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