Interstitial cystitis is a condition that has many proposed causes. The most commonly accepted cause is a disruption in the lining of the bladder. The bladder is essentially a “tank” that holds urine. When the lining is compromised substances can leak into weaker areas of the lining and cause symptoms. Women are more commonly affected by this condition. Often those affected by interstitial cystitis are treated frequently for urinary tract infections with antibiotics.
- Pelvic pain
A detailed evaluation is necessary as the symptoms could be associated with other conditions. Once a diagnosis is made, there are treatment modalities available to help with the symptoms of interstitial cystitis.