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Is low back pain common with ic?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No, but it happens

Assuming ic stands for interstitial cystitis - yes, back pain can be a symptom. It's not common, but each person is different.
If your bladder is full, the posterior part of the bladder sits back enough that you could get referred pain to your lower back. We see this in patients who have urinary tract infections.

In brief: No, but it happens

Assuming ic stands for interstitial cystitis - yes, back pain can be a symptom. It's not common, but each person is different.
If your bladder is full, the posterior part of the bladder sits back enough that you could get referred pain to your lower back. We see this in patients who have urinary tract infections.
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Low back pain/interstitial cystitis (ic) not unexpected.
Ic is symptom constellation without known cause & diagnosis of exclusion; anybody's theory as good as the next. Imo inveterate urinary frequency that sets ic apart is from autonomic neural impingement within presacral plexus; as i noted in females with symptomatic scroiliac joint (sij) disorder. I saw ic resolve in woman after sij fusion.

In brief: Possibly

Low back pain/interstitial cystitis (ic) not unexpected.
Ic is symptom constellation without known cause & diagnosis of exclusion; anybody's theory as good as the next. Imo inveterate urinary frequency that sets ic apart is from autonomic neural impingement within presacral plexus; as i noted in females with symptomatic scroiliac joint (sij) disorder. I saw ic resolve in woman after sij fusion.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

Bladder and pelvic pain is more common.

In brief: Not uncommon

Bladder and pelvic pain is more common.
Dr. George Klauber
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