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My sister is suffering from recurrent symptoms of  urinary track infection even after giving Monurol(Fosfomycine) and other medications.
My question is there is a term Interstitial Cystoscopy which cannot be diagnoised by normal urine test/culture.
How to detect Interstitial Cystoscopy and whether it can be cured?
Please help.

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Kalyan

Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition of the bladder characterized by urinary frequency, urgency and pain. There is no bacterial infection. There is no specific test that verifies or diagnoses this condition and there us no simple cure. Treatment can be difficult and usually involves special diets, and several medications designed to relax the bladder and help restore the protective mucus layer that is list in this condition. She should consult a urology specialist.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

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Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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