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Old 01-26-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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brelee21 HB User
not sure if this is a part of IC

I got diagnosed with IC about 4 years ago in highschool..i was just wondering if it is a part of urine smells so weird like a hard to explain smell..and so yellow and cloudy...i drink plenty of this a part of it or just something else? please help

Old 02-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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Re: not sure if this is a part of IC

I find this happens with my urine in two situations:

1) when I'm flaring badly, and there's blood/extra white blood cells in my urine because of it

2) when I have an infection

If you don't have any way to test for infection at home (I've started having test strips on hand at all times!), it might be a good idea to get a test done at the doctor's if your pain level is higher than normal. UTIs + IC are not a fun combination! For me, the telltale sign that it's a UTI and not just IC is the "pinch" in the urethra as I'm finishing up, but your symptoms may vary!

If your pain level is low, however, then it could just be because of random IC stuff.

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