Illustration of the urinary tract

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently. It is far more common in women than in men. The symptoms vary from person to person. Some people may have pain without urgency or frequency. Others have urgency and frequency without pain. Women's symptoms often get worse during their periods. They may also have pain with sexual intercourse.

The cause of IC isn't known. There is no one test to tell if you have it. Doctors often run tests to rule out other possible causes of symptoms. There is no cure for IC, but treatments can help most people feel better. They include

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  1. Interstitial Cystitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate ...
  2. Abacterial cystitis; Radiation cystitis; Chemical cystitis; Urethral syndrome - acute; Bladder pain syndrome; Painful bladder disease complex; Interstitial cystitis
  3. Cystitis - interstitial; IC ... bladder is almost full. If you have interstitial cystitis, the signal to empty your bladder is sent ... intercourse Many people who have long-term interstitial cystitis are also depressed because of the pain and ...
  4. ... infection; UTI - acute; Acute bladder infection; Acute bacterial cystitis ... Cystitis is caused by germs, most often bacteria. These organisms enter the urethra and then the bladder ...
  5. Resources - interstitial cystitis ... organizations are good resources for information on insterstitial cystitis : Interstitial Cystitis Association - www.ichelp.org National Kidney ...
  6. ... Home Urologic Conditions Interstitial Cystitis What is Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome? Female Urinary Tract Medical Illustration ... Painful Bladder Foundation www.painful-bladder.org Interstitial Cystitis Association www.ichelp.org Interstitial Cystitis Network www. ...
  7. Interstitial Cystitis Association (Interstitial Cystitis Association)  
    ... IC Pain Start Managing Your Pain Today! Interstitial Cystitis Association The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the ... Community ICA on Twitter ICHelp YouTube Channel Interstitial Cystitis Association 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, ...
  8. Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Diet (Interstitial Cystitis Association)  
    Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Diet There is a lot of information on the web promoting various diets for interstitial cystitis ( ... Community ICA on Twitter ICHelp YouTube Channel Interstitial Cystitis Association 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, ...
  9. What I Need to Know about Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Organizations​​ . (PDF, 345 KB) Alternate Language URL Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome Page Content On this page: ...
  10. Interstitial Cystitis (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Interstitial Cystitis Overview What is interstitial cystitis? Interstitial cystitis is chronic inflammation of the bladder. People who have interstitial cystitis have a bladder wall ...
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