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.

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

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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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David Theodore Uehling, MD
(608) 263-1358
7 Little Jane Way
Beaufort, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dean M Dobson, MD
(864) 882-5306
100 Omni Dr Ste B
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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Matthew Griffin McIntyre
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Urology

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Andrew Robert Grudzinski
(843) 423-0230
2835 E Hwy 76
Mullins, SC
Specialty
Urology

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David S Martoccia, MD
(864) 716-6100
2000 E Greenville St Ste 2900
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gary Douglas Bozeman, MD
(864) 585-8221
391 Serpentine Dr Ste 500
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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