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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Jonathan Christian Picard
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Urology

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William Howard Holl III, MD
(843) 572-1010
9275 Medical Plaza Dr Ste F
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Trident Med Ctr, Charleston, Sc

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Dennis S Whatley
(864) 716-6100
2000 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC
Specialty
Urology

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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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Terry Hugh Ezell, MD
(803) 327-1116
1780 Medical Park Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1990

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Lawrence P Thackston, MD FACS
(803) 534-5868
646 Rivers Turn Rd
Orangeburg, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: South Carolina
Graduation Year: 1957

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Dr.James OKelly
(843) 661-0402
1509 West Evans Street
Florence, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St GeorgeS Univ, Sch Of Med, St GeorgeS
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Urologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Manuel Jose Perez
(843) 681-8203
25 Hospital Center Blvd
Hilton Head, SC
Specialty
Urology

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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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