Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Hartsville SC

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.

Winston Wallace Vaught, MD
(843) 665-2000
1541 Weaver St
Timmonsville, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Hosp System -East, Florence, Sc; Mc Leod Reg Medctr, Florence, Sc
Group Practice: Barnett & Vaught

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Barr Michael MD
(843) 917-4958
701 Medical Park Dr # 205
Hartsville, SC

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James Ernest Lathem, MD
(864) 288-6450
PO Box 26629
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc

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Robert G Mc Alpine Jr, MD
(864) 882-5306
301 Memorial Dr Ste B
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1981

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Joseph Cary Wood
(843) 347-8765
394 Singleton Ridge Rd
Conway, SC
Specialty
Urology

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Dewey Randall Shelley, MD
(843) 665-8005
4432 W Palmetto St
Timmonsville, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1970

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Thomas E Hamilton
(864) 295-2131
52 Bear Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Urology

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John C Rawl
(803) 254-4591
1301 Taylor St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Urology

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Benjamin K McInnes
(843) 577-6015
125 Doughty St
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Urology

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Keith Edward Gawith
(843) 347-8765
394 Singleton Ridge Rd
Conway, SC
Specialty
Urology

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Bladder Problems

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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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