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Why does an ic patient often experience the ic belly.. the generalized swelling of the lower abdomen

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Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
IC belly swelling: Ic is often associated in (especially female) patients with ulcerative colitis/"irritable bowel syndrome"/regional enteritis/....) the complete pathophysiology of ic is still not known - theorized that up to 10% of people in the general populace has some form/degree of ic......
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Not always: But ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is strongly associated with ic. The good news is that it responds well to the same diet as ic. Aerobic exercise may help as well.

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