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Can interstitial cystitis cause sharp shooting vaginal and rectal pain in addition to cramping w/ full bladder? A urologist I knows says "nope". Ic doesn't do that.

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Consider workup

While it is possible that ic can cause quite severe pelvic floor pain, you should be seen by a urologist who is familiar with ic.
Make sure there is not something else going on to cause your pain, such as endometriosis, infection, abscess, mass.

In brief: Consider workup

While it is possible that ic can cause quite severe pelvic floor pain, you should be seen by a urologist who is familiar with ic.
Make sure there is not something else going on to cause your pain, such as endometriosis, infection, abscess, mass.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: PFD

Pelvic floor dysfunction is commonly associated with ic.
Treating one requires treating both. For pfd treating the ic ( if that's really going on- could be only pfd ) is important but you will need treatment for pfd as well(pelvic floor therapy, aerobic exercise, injections) ruling out endometriosis is a good idea too. A gyn or urogyn who deal w pain is a good bet.

In brief: PFD

Pelvic floor dysfunction is commonly associated with ic.
Treating one requires treating both. For pfd treating the ic ( if that's really going on- could be only pfd ) is important but you will need treatment for pfd as well(pelvic floor therapy, aerobic exercise, injections) ruling out endometriosis is a good idea too. A gyn or urogyn who deal w pain is a good bet.
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Ic can give you pelvic pain and ic is also associated with more chance of having endometriosis, which can often cause pain in the pelvic or rectal areas.
See a gun who has experience with ic and endometriosis.

In brief: Yes

Ic can give you pelvic pain and ic is also associated with more chance of having endometriosis, which can often cause pain in the pelvic or rectal areas.
See a gun who has experience with ic and endometriosis.
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