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If you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have infections?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Maybe

But mostly it will cause you to feel like you have a bladder infection.
Blood and urine from interstitial cystitis may cause your doctor to suspect that you have a UTI when in fact it is simply the interstitial cystitis.

In brief: Maybe

But mostly it will cause you to feel like you have a bladder infection.
Blood and urine from interstitial cystitis may cause your doctor to suspect that you have a UTI when in fact it is simply the interstitial cystitis.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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In brief: IC causing UTI

Usually no; although the symptoms of an acute "flare" of ic can mimic those of a uti, and some of the treatments for utis (eg nitrofurantoin/macrobid/.
.....) have been implicated in causing/aggrevating ic in pts with known disease.

In brief: IC causing UTI

Usually no; although the symptoms of an acute "flare" of ic can mimic those of a uti, and some of the treatments for utis (eg nitrofurantoin/macrobid/.
.....) have been implicated in causing/aggrevating ic in pts with known disease.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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