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Is ic hereditary?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Ic is not hereditary, although, offspring of parents who suffer from ic is definitely at a higher risk for acquiring it, so there may be genetic predisposition but no definite recessive/dominant transmission.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Yes: There is a tendency for i.C. To recur in families, siblings and daughters. There is also a family tendency for endometriosis and these two problems often run together. I am not aware of the exact gene problem linked to this difficult problem.

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