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What Is Interstitial Cystitis? 7 Misconceptions About Chronic Bladder Inflammation


Great article on Bustle about common misconceptions about IC, along with what you should know about it instead, according to experts.

“In April, I saw a urologist about my frequent urination and bladder irritation, which I suspected could be an early sign of interstitial cystitis (IC), or chronic bladder inflammation. The doctor did a cystoscopy, where a tube goes up your urethra to look inside your bladder, and declared, “That’s not an interstitial cystitis bladder.” The diagnosis? An overactive bladder, likely due to “anxiety,” he said. Apparently, even urologists are learning myths about interstitial cystitis (not to mention trivializing women’s health concerns). Over the next few weeks, it began to feel like acid was being poured into wounds in my bladder, and I knew it was not just anxiety.”

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