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    In order to determine whether you may have interstitial cystitis (IC), you need to be aware of some of its most common symptoms, including pelvic pain, as well as the urgent and frequent need to urinate. Unfortunately, IC can often be misdiagnosed because its symptoms resemble those of other conditions.

    The symptoms of IC can be debilitating and frustrating — not to mention unpredictable. They can vary from person to person, whether male or female, and can even change over time in the same individual. Your doctor can help you manage your symptoms and find the IC treatment that's right for you.

    If you have any of the symptoms below, speak to your healthcare professional for an evaluation.

    Common IC Symptoms in Women

    • You feel unexplained pain or pressure in the urethra, the vagina, the area above the pubic bone, the inside of the thighs, the lower abdomen, the lower back, the groin area, or any combination of these areas.
    • You feel pain during or after sexual intercourse.
    • You have frequent, sometimes painful, urination. (Normally, people urinate an average of 6 to 7 times per day. Patients with IC urinate an average of 16 times per day.)
    • You wake up one or more times at night to urinate.
    • You feel the urge to urinate, sometimes even after you've emptied your bladder.
    • You have unresolved symptoms that resemble a urinary tract infection (UTI) that have not responded to antibiotic therapy.
    • Your symptoms come and go — flare-ups may be associated with menstruation, certain foods, allergies, and stress.

     

    Common IC Symptoms in Men

    • You feel unexplained pain or pressure in your penis, testes, and/or scrotum, the area above the pubic bone, the lower abdomen, the lower back, or the groin area, including testicular pain, or any combination of these areas.
    • You have pain when you ejaculate or a day after ejaculation.
    • You have frequent, sometimes painful, urination. (Normally, people urinate an average of 6 to 7 times per day. Patients with IC urinate an average of 16 times per day.)
    • You wake up one or more times at night to urinate.
    • You feel the urge to urinate, sometimes even after you've emptied your bladder.
    • Your symptoms come and go — flare-ups may be associated with certain foods, allergies, and stress.

     

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