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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can interstitial cystitis cause blood in the urine?

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Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Any bladder infection may cause blood to appear in urine. However need to see doctor for accurate diagnosis and rx.
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A female asked:

I am diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Could brown blood in the urine be from this?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Yes: You need to have this clarified by your physician, because Blood could be infection or other issues as well.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can interstitial cystitis make you see a little blood in your urine?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
See below: Yes it can, it depends on the cause.You need to see a urologist though to have a look into the urinary bladder to make sure you do not have any other problems inside the bladder causing blood to appear in the urine.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 41 years experience
IC cause: There is a lack of a protective coat in the bladder that exposes the nerve fibers in the bladder to the urinary irritants.It seems that there is a deficit in an antiresorptive substance that maintains the integrity of this coat in the bladder tissue.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Breakdown in GAG: There is a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder. Gag stands for glucoseaminoglycan and it is a microscopic layer that is supposed to help with protection of the mucous layer of the bladder. There is a lot of research going into this area and there is a significant connection between interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Right now we are managing the symptoms as best we can. No cure yet!
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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This is a new look at an old idea. Janet G. Travell, MD a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Massage and Acupuncture! See files.
Nov 22, 2012
Last updated Apr 18, 2021

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