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How come I have interstitial cystitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

Interstitial cystitis (ic) also called painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is common but causes are unclear, & likely there are many different causes.
Treatments include medication by mouth or instilled into bladder, neuromodulation (estim) or treatment of hypertonic (spastic) pelvic muscles with pt, medication or injections.

In brief: Unknown

Interstitial cystitis (ic) also called painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is common but causes are unclear, & likely there are many different causes.
Treatments include medication by mouth or instilled into bladder, neuromodulation (estim) or treatment of hypertonic (spastic) pelvic muscles with pt, medication or injections.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not hereditary

You are just unlucky!

In brief: Not hereditary

You are just unlucky!
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Often Not familial

Probably because of your diet stress and healing abilities.

In brief: Often Not familial

Probably because of your diet stress and healing abilities.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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