Why is it done?
- Treatment for Advanced or Resistant Painful Bladder Syndrome or “Interstitial Cystitis
How is it done?
- A Local anaesthetic gel is administered as for a Urethral Catheterization procedure
- This is done under a sterile procedure.
- A 14-16 Fr Indwelling Catheter is placed into your bladder.
- The DMSO is installed using strict administering criteria
- Usually, 1 vial of DMSO will be pre-mixed with Saline to a 50cc volume by a Compound Pharmacist
- The catheter is then removed
- The DMSO is required to stay in your bladder for 15 minutes
- This bladder distention could be painful
- WARNING: Any Fevers require urgent attention
- Some local discomfort may be experienced.
- Your voiding nature will change within the next week
- You may experience some improvement in Chronic Bladder Pain
- You may hopefully experience a longer time interval between urination
- Delayed effects would be a urinary tract infection
- NB! Each person is unique and for this reason, symptoms may vary!
- You will empty your bladder and the content will be discarded
- You may have a garlick-like odour about you
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