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what's the difference between ic and urine retention?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Big difference: Interstitial cystitis is a problem where the lining of the bladder is dysfunctional and allows urine to "leak" into the muscle of the bladder causing pain, urgency and frequency. Urinary retention is a problem when the bladder either doen't empty at all or has incomplete emptying.

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