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Interstitial Cyctitis

Were you looking for information about Interstitial Cystitis? Interstitial cyctitis 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. People living with IC often have an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. This may lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder, less bladder capacity, and pinpoint bleeding in the bladder lining.
Symptoms of IC 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; and reduced bladder capacity. The symptoms will vary from person to person. In some cases, the symptoms will vary within the same person.
To diagnose IC, your healthcare provider will first have to rule out other medical conditions. Tests that are used in making a diagnosis include urinalysis, cystoscopy, distention of the bladder, and a bladder wall biopsy.
(Click Interstitial Cystitis for a more detailed look at the potential causes of the condition, other symptoms associated with it, and the treatment options that are currently available. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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