What are the primary symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Pain & frequency. Bladder or pelvic or retropubic pain increasing with bladder filling and relieved temporarily and/or partially by urinating. Frequent urination by day and night.. Blood in urine. Bladder pain provoked by acid urine producing foods and beverages such as oj or tomato paste, fried or spicy foods or caffeine. Suggest you check: www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com.
IC. Urinary urgency, frequency(more than 7 voids day), nocturia(waking up more than 1 time to urinate), pain when the bladder is full, pain with deep penetration during intercourse, no evidence of infection on urine culture.

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What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC relief. Hydration (uop > 2000ml/24 hours), avoiding foods that contain potassium (eg bananas) and avoiding spicy foods (chilis). Alkalinizing urine may also help. Read more...

What are the symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Painful Bladder. Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area. There is no definitive test to diagnose ic, but there is usually inflammation of the lining of the bladder that produces the symptoms. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, and possibly bladder instillation of various compounds. Read more...

Why do I have all symptoms of interstitial cystitis even if I don't have it?

You likely have it. If you have the symptoms, you likely have it. You may even have upper urinary ttract infection, and not know it. You'd be wise to see your doctor for urinalysis and culture and other tests to find out what infection you have before it does permanent damage. Read more...

Can having sex exacerbate my symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Yes. In missionary position he hits ur bladder . Try the ic diet and while waiting for it try other positions. Read more...
Yes. Symptoms of ic such as urgency, frequency, burning and bladder/ pelvic pain can exacerbate after sexual activity. Many of these symptoms are related to pelvic floor hypertonicity, or spasm of the pelvic muscles. Women with this condition often experience an exacerbation of symptoms for 24-72 hours after a sexual encounter. Pelvic floor pt can help. Read more...

Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC. If you are asking if an indewelling catheter in the bladder reliefs the symptoms the answer is no. If intermitent catheterization, specially if medication is put in the bladder, that may help; but a catheter by itself will not help at all. Read more...
No. Unless one has urinary retention, catheters will not help improve the urinary symptoms and in fact may worsen them because it will cause more trauma to the bladder lining with the catheter and cause more symptoms. Read more...
On the contrary. An indwelling catheter or intermittent catheterization can only irritate your bladder lining more than it is, and make both your ic and symptoms worse. Don't do it. Consult with a physician with interest and experience with ic. Diet and medication should help. Chck: www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. Read more...

Can having sex bring on symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Sex/dyspareunia/IC. Yes; dyspareunia and ic are often related. It is felt that intercourse can precipitate exacerbations of ic. Read more...