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Is it possible that i have interstital cystitis? but i am only 19 years old female. i got sharp pain, frequent urination etc.. it's not uti. i have this, from 6 years and no symptom change neither antibiotics work on me?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
IC occurs in kids: Yes, you may have IC. Some erroneously believe IC only occurs in adults because there have bee no drug trials or research in subjects under age 18. In fact have treated number of chidren with IC. Requires bland diet, avoid stress & may respond to bladder muscle relaxant medication. www.ichelp.org is official website for Interstitial Cystitis with much useful information and advice. Good Luck

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