12 doctors weighed in:
How likely is interstitial cystitis passed on to children?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Interstitial cystitis is not considered a hereditary disease.
The cause of i.C. Is not known. There may be a gene that makes one more prone to getting i.C., but such a gene has not been found. If one's i.C. Is due to a second disease, such as some autoimmune disease, that second disease may be familial and cause i.C. To run in that particular family. The role of environmental factors is not known.

In brief: Not likely
Interstitial cystitis is not considered a hereditary disease.
The cause of i.C. Is not known. There may be a gene that makes one more prone to getting i.C., but such a gene has not been found. If one's i.C. Is due to a second disease, such as some autoimmune disease, that second disease may be familial and cause i.C. To run in that particular family. The role of environmental factors is not known.
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Fortunately unlikely
Ic is not an inherited condition as far as we know, although one sometimes sees mother and daughters who both have ic.
Could be environmental, dietary or some other as yet undiscovered cause.

In brief: Fortunately unlikely
Ic is not an inherited condition as far as we know, although one sometimes sees mother and daughters who both have ic.
Could be environmental, dietary or some other as yet undiscovered cause.
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Ic is not infectious or transmissible.

In brief: No
Ic is not infectious or transmissible.
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