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Is low back pain common with ic?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No, but it happens: Assuming ic stands for interstitial cystitis - yes, back pain can be a symptom. It's not common, but each person is different. If your bladder is full, the posterior part of the bladder sits back enough that you could get referred pain to your lower back. We see this in patients who have urinary tract infections.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not uncommon: Bladder and pelvic pain is more common.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Possibly: Low back pain/interstitial cystitis (ic) not unexpected. Ic is symptom constellation without known cause & diagnosis of exclusion; anybody's theory as good as the next. Imo inveterate urinary frequency that sets ic apart is from autonomic neural impingement within presacral plexus; as i noted in females with symptomatic scroiliac joint (sij) disorder. I saw ic resolve in woman after sij fusion.

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