Were you looking for information about Interstitial Cystitis? Interstial cystitis is a common misspelling of interstitial cystitis.
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition that can cause discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. It is estimated that over 90 percent of people who have IC are women. People living with this condition often have an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. This inflammation may lead to:
- Scarring and stiffening of the bladder
- Less bladder capacity
- Pinpoint bleeding in the bladder lining.
Symptoms of interstitial cystitis include:
- Discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or intense pain in the bladder and surrounding pelvic area
- An urgent and frequent need to urinate -- both day and night
- Reduced bladder capacity.
Treatment options will vary. While there is no cure, certain treatments -- such as medication, self-help strategies, and bladder distention -- can help relieve symptoms.
(Click Interstitial Cystitis for more information about the possible causes of interstitial cystitis, various treatment options that are available, and potential complications that the condition may lead to. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)