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Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder.
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No : Ic is caused by the dysfunction of the bladder lining called the glycoaminoglycan layer (gag).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
IC: Interstitial cystitis is inflammation of bladder. Not related to std.

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