Living with Interstitial Cystitis: Understanding and Navigating the Painful Bladder Syndrome

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic and disabling condition that causes pain in the bladder and/or pelvic region. Patients with this condition report frequent urination, urinary urgency, pain with sex, discomfort with urination, or a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder. The symptoms of interstitial cystitis may be so severe that they disrupt daily life and activities.
As the exact cause of interstitial cystitis is unknown and its symptoms can vary widely, it is a difficult condition to diagnose and treat. Interstitial cystitis is often misdiagnosed in patients with underlying endometriosis as the two conditions have many similar symptoms. Working with a physician that specializes in the many causes of pelvic pain can help you find the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of interstitial cystitis and chronic pelvic pain, call the office today to schedule a consultation.
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