Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Ashburn VA

No one really knows what causes interstitial cystitis (IC), which triggers painful urination dozens of times a day, as well as lower back spasms, mainly in women. Read on for more information on bladder problems.

Jonathan L White, MD
(301) 258-1919
15225 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
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Urological Consultants
Specialties
Urology

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Philip Andre St Raymond, MD
(703) 430-3962
46440 Benedict Dr Ste 209
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Urology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mohammed T Al Istarabadi, MD
Reston, VA
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Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1987

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Gregory Simon Schenk, MD
(703) 480-0220
1860 Town Center Dr Ste 150
Reston, VA
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Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1997

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Steven Paul Guarnaccia, MD
(703) 383-5530
1944 Barton Hill Rd
Reston, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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Philip Andre St Raymond
(703) 430-3962
46440 Benedict Dr
Sterling, VA
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Urology

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James Barry Regan, MD
(202) 444-4845
3025 Jeannie Anna Ct
Oak Hill, VA
Specialties
Urology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc; Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Georgetown University Medical

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Walter Meyer O'Brien, MD
(703) 480-0220
1860 Town Center Dr Ste 150
Reston, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gary Stuart Fialk, MD
(703) 689-3311
1860 Town Center Dr Ste 180
Reston, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1981

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Nicholas George Lailas
(703) 480-0220
1860 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA
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Urology

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Bolster Your Bladder
Q Are there alternative therapies for interstitial cystitis?

A Yes—which is a good thing, since many of the conventional therapies for this debilitating bladder condition don’t help those who have it.

No one really knows what causes interstitial cystitis (IC), which triggers painful urination dozens of times a day, as well as lower back spasms, mainly in women. Some researchers think it’s an autoimmune reaction in the bladder, while others suspect an infection is to blame. Chinese medicine views it as a result of a kidney imbalance, and possibly food allergies.

Some women report that acupuncture eases their symptoms. And in a small double-blind study conducted by the Urology Wellness Center in Rockville, Maryland, 88 percent of the women who took anti-inflammatory aloe vera capsules for three months reported relief from at least some of their discomfort. Stress reduction techniques can also be helpful.

Stay tuned for other possibilities: Last year, the National Institutes of Health awarded the University of California, Los Angeles funds to create a research center to study how the brain, stress, and emotions contribute to disorders affecting mainly women, including IC.

For more information on IC, go to www.ichelp.org .

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