A 33-year-old female asked:
To diagnose interstitial cystitis, does the patient have to have pain in urethra or pain when peeing? or can the pain just be pelvic/vaginal?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
All of the above: Ic can manifest in different ways for each person. Most common symptoms are burning/discomfort with urination (dysuria) and feeling that you need to use the restroom urgently (urgency). Diagnosis is made based on symptoms, but sometimes cystoscopy is also needed (camera to look inside bladder).
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Gynecology 27 years experience
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Last updated Apr 17, 2016
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