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Franklin, OH
A 34-year-old female asked:

13 years ago i was diagnosed with chronic inflammation of the bladder. is that the same as interstitial cystitis? and what are the signs & symptoms?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Interstitial cystitis: I suspect the doctor was referring to interstitial cystitis ( IC) when giving a diagnosis of " chronic inflammation of the bladder". "Interstitial" means between the cells, and IC describes in anatomical terms the location of the disease process. Symptoms of IC include pelvic pain, frequent urination, burning in the urethra ( tube carrying the urine to outside), feeling of incomplete voiding.
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