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Who develops interstitial cystitis?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
There seems to be a breakdown in the protective layer of the bladder called the GAG layer. There is a close correlation between I.C. and endometriosis. So, a family history of endometriosis or IC would place you at higher risk for development.
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
In brief: Both men and women
It has a tendency to run in families which suggests a genetic factor. It is diagnosed more commonly in women.

In brief: Both men and women
It has a tendency to run in families which suggests a genetic factor. It is diagnosed more commonly in women.
Dr. Phillip Porch
Dr. Phillip Porch
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