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Why are there still many doctors who have never heard of interstitial cystitis?
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In brief: Dx of Exclusion
Interstitial cystitis (ic) is defined by a cluster of symptoms: urgency, frequency and bladder pain, which is only temporarily relieved by emptying.
Urologists often see this entity and related syndromes of chronic painful bladder (cpb). Diagnosis results from exhausting other possible causes. Treatment is difficult, tailored to the patient and often inadequate. Seek support group help.

In brief: Dx of Exclusion
Interstitial cystitis (ic) is defined by a cluster of symptoms: urgency, frequency and bladder pain, which is only temporarily relieved by emptying.
Urologists often see this entity and related syndromes of chronic painful bladder (cpb). Diagnosis results from exhausting other possible causes. Treatment is difficult, tailored to the patient and often inadequate. Seek support group help.
Dr. Robert Donato
Dr. Robert Donato
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
In brief: Atypical diagnosis
Interstitial cystitis, is somewhat rare, without any clear diagnostic criteria.
Hard to identify things that don't have a clear definition. There isn't a great test for it either.

In brief: Atypical diagnosis
Interstitial cystitis, is somewhat rare, without any clear diagnostic criteria.
Hard to identify things that don't have a clear definition. There isn't a great test for it either.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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