Can having interstitial cystitis cause breast tenderness?

Not related. Hello Olivia, Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall. Since the breasts are hormone sensitive organs, the tenderness and sensitivity that one feels is usually caused by the fluctuations of hormones produced by the ovary. Though both cause pain they generally are not related.

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I'm just wondering, if you have interstitial cystitis can it cause you to have bladder infections?

Yes. Ic is an inflammation of the bladder wall that is not usually caused by bacteria while a UTI isp caused by bacteria. These can occur simultaneously and this is not an uncommon presentation but may be difficult to discern so see a doctor who specializes in treating ic. Read more...
No. Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a functional disorder of the bladder, which is too spastic. Infection is not usually found in sufferers of ic. This is a reason that women with ic should require a urine test before accepting an antibiotic prescription. Ic is probably a nerve system (autonomic) mediated condition. My clinical research suggests that pelvic girdle joint subluxations exite these nerves. Read more...

What could cause really bad breast tenderness so you have to wear a bra?

Many things. Periods, pregnancy, coffee, breast feeding, infection, lesions in breasts (cysts, lymph nodes) medications, etc... Read more...
Fibrocystic changes. You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. Read more...