Does interstitial cystitis have any affect on female orgasams?

Yes. Majority of women will have some sexual problems such as painful intercourse, decreased arousal and libido.
Possibly. Female orgasms depend upon numerous factors including both mechanical and psychological. Interstitial cystitis flareups are associated with pelvic +bladder pain, often pain + discomfort with sex + urgency and frequency of urination. All these factors could inhibit orgasm.

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Can a couple have a health sexual relationship if female partner has interstitial cystitis?

Yes. Absolutely! there are no limitations on sex although sometimes patients with ic do have pain during intercourse but this is rare. Read more...
Absolutely. Vaginal intercourse might be painful while the female partner is struggling with a flare up of the syndrome but with careful planning, position changes that diminish direct penetration to the bladder base, and understanding by the partner, intimacy can be a very pleasurable event for all involved. Read more...

My wife doesn't care about sex. Is it because she has interstitial cystitis?

Communicate. Interstitial cystitis isn't the whole answer though it make make for some discomfort. This kind of problem can be a disaster for a marriage. I would urge the two of you to get with your personal physician, speak with him/her together, then separately. If marriage counseling is an option, please choose a wise guide. Best wishes and I hope that the situation can be remedied. Read more...

Why do I have all symptoms of interstitial cystitis even if I don't have it?

You likely have it. If you have the symptoms, you likely have it. You may even have upper urinary ttract infection, and not know it. You'd be wise to see your doctor for urinalysis and culture and other tests to find out what infection you have before it does permanent damage. Read more...

What do you suggest if my wife doesn't care about sex. She has interstitial cystitis?

Couples therapy. This is very serious and her illness is probably not the cause. Get seen together be someone who is good and look at every aspect of your relationship. Read more...

How to doctors know if you have interstitial cystitis? What is the range of cost for tests? I don't have insurance but have every symptom. I am fearful of costs but want relief!

Dx of exclusion . All other possible diagnoses have to be evaluated and excluded to arrive at a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis. There is no one test that will diagnosis it. Read more...
Clinical judgement. Interstitial cystitis is a clinical diagnosis and does not require any partyicular tests . Tests are required only to rule out other conditions that have close presentation , like uti, cancers ... If there is any suspicion . Therefore at least in theory your costs would be only an office visit to a doctor. Read more...
Interstitial cystitis. Most common symptom is painful urination, that gets better with small urination voiding and recurs with bladder filling. A simple urinary analysis is all that is needed for lab testing. Most times there's no need for treatment since this is not a sign of more severe disease. Avoiding certain foods can help including caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, and carbonated beverages. Read more...

Why does my doctor think that I don't have interstitial cystitis if I feel pain all the time?

Bladder infection. It depends on the testing which was done and if you had cystoscopy, as to the determination of bladder inflammation. If the pain is not only during urination or general abdominal pain, there may be many possible causes, unrelated to the bladder. Read more...

What is interstitial cystitis?

Lining breakdown. It is a condition thought to be caused from the breakdown of the gag layer in the bladder. It is associated with frequency and pain in the bladder. Read more...
Trigger points!! This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. Read more...

Who develops interstitial cystitis?

Both men and women. It has a tendency to run in families which suggests a genetic factor. It is diagnosed more commonly in women. Read more...
30-40 yr old women. It is disease of unknown cause and affect women more than men and is more common around the age of 30-40 years. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001508/. Read more...