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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Henry Sykes De Hart, MD
(864) 242-1220
11 Park Creek Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Palmetto Urological Assoc

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Richard H Jadick, DO
125 Adams Branch Rd
North Augusta, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568
Graduation Year: 1997

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John C Rawl
(803) 254-4591
1301 Taylor St
Columbia, 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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Stephen James Savage, MD
(843) 792-5787
PO Box 250620
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jason Bryant Carter, MD
(864) 227-6401
109 Liner Dr
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1997

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Timothy Joseph Quillen, MD
(843) 347-8765
394 Singleton Ridge Rd
Conway, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985

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Roy Allen Traylor, MD
(843) 549-7122
North Charleston, 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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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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