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Is blood in the urine typical of ic?

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Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Patient with interstitial cystitis may have hematuria; however, other sources of hematuria must be ruled out including malignancy, infection, and urinary tract stones.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Most common symptoms of IC are bladder pain relieved by voiding, frequency of urination, increased bladder pain after consuming acid urine producing or bladder irritating beverages such as OJ or coffee or foods such as tomato sauce or paste. Relatively few have visible blood in the urine and few more have microscopic blood in urine
Feb 3, 2012
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
IC: Although it could be, it's not a consistent enough symptom to shrug off. Would suggest you see a urologist for hematuria evaluation if you've not already done so.

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