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A 50-year-old member asked:

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Non-infectious: inflammation of the bladder. The cause is not known and it is a chronic affliction associated with urinary frequency and urgency, and abdominal pain. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me more about interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Bladder inflammation: Interstitial cystitis is a chronic painful bladder disorder that affects approximately 1 million americans. The exact cause is not known. Symptoms are similar to a bladder infection with urgency to urinate, pain and pressure. Treatments are tailored to individual patients. These may include Elmiron (pentosan) (the first oral medication approved specifically for ic), antihistamines, and pain medications.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have got interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
IC: While interstitial cystitis is largely a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms, there are a few tests and examinations which can help clarify diagnosis. It may help to have a cystoscopy and hydrodilation of the bladder as well as bladder biopsies.

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Last updated Jul 11, 2014

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