What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition that affects the bladder and causes pain, discomfort, and frequent urination. The exact cause of IC is not fully understood, but it is thought to be related to inflammation and damage to the cells that line the bladder.

Symptoms of IC can vary, but they may include:

  • Bladder pain and discomfort
  • A strong, urgent need to urinate
  • Frequent urination, sometimes as often as every 10-15 minutes
  • Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Fatigue, depression, and anxiety

IC is a chronic condition and there is no cure, but various treatments can help to manage the symptoms. Treatment options may include medications, physical therapy, diet and lifestyle changes, and in some cases, surgery.

It is important to see a healthcare provider if you are experiencing symptoms of IC, as proper diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment.

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