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Is there a connection between ic and urinary tract infections (utis)? 

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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: A Leaky Link

Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lining of the bladder wall.
No one knows exactly what causes it but it can certainly be exacerbated by urinary tract infections. Many homeopathic remedies aim toward controlling inflammation and infection risk by making the urine contain certain by-products of natural metabolism. Such phenomenon is seen with cranberry juice.

In brief: A Leaky Link

Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lining of the bladder wall.
No one knows exactly what causes it but it can certainly be exacerbated by urinary tract infections. Many homeopathic remedies aim toward controlling inflammation and infection risk by making the urine contain certain by-products of natural metabolism. Such phenomenon is seen with cranberry juice.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Some patients report a long history of utis before developing ic.
On the other hand, bladder lining is damaged with ic leaving subject at increased risk for developing a UTI if and when bacteria gain access to the bladder. Sometimes difficult to work out which came first.

In brief: Possibly

Some patients report a long history of utis before developing ic.
On the other hand, bladder lining is damaged with ic leaving subject at increased risk for developing a UTI if and when bacteria gain access to the bladder. Sometimes difficult to work out which came first.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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