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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, usually bacteria that enter the urethra and then the bladder. These bacteria ...
  5. Resources - interstitial cystitis ... organizations are good resources for information on insterstitial cystitis : Interstitial Cystitis Association - www.ichelp.org National Kidney ...
  6. 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, ...
  7. 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)  
    ... Syndrome What I need to know about Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome On this page: What is ... Guide For More Information Acknowledgments What is interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS)? Interstitial cystitis * — painful ...
  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. ... ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome) Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition. Its symptoms ...
  10. Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... and Titles : Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome On this page: What is ... More Information Acknowledgments What is IC/PBS? Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring ...
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