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A better understanding of interstitial cystitis can lead to better treatment.

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    Interstitial cystitis (IN-ter-STISH-ul sis-TY-tis) — or IC (sometimes referred to as painful bladder syndrome) — is a chronic, yet treatable, condition of the bladder that affects both women and men. If you think you have IC, it may seem like no one understands what you're going through. Remember, you're not alone. Your doctor can help with treatment for your IC.

    Although IC is most commonly recognized in women, many men are also being diagnosed. Current estimates suggest that more than 1 million women in the United States may suffer from IC.

    Although there is no known cure for IC, symptom relief may be achieved through proper treatment. ELMIRON® (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is the only oral medication that is FDA approved to treat the bladder pain or discomfort associated with IC.

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