Interstitial Cystitis

 

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition in which the bladder wall becomes inflamed for a long period of time, causing recurring discomfort in the bladder and surrounding pelvic region.

The main symptoms of IC are a frequent need to urinate, an urgent need to urinate, or a combination of both. IC may also cause pain in the abdomen or vaginal area.

 

The cause of IC is unknown. Although it may begin with infection, it is not thought to be caused by bacteria. Whilst symptoms may improve after a few months, they can go on for years. If your symptoms persist, it is recommended that you consult your doctor.

For more information on Interstitial Cystitis, please visit: www.cobfoundation.org/IC/interstitialCystitis.phpl