Interstitial Cystitis, is also known as painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome or chronic pelvic pain. It is a chronic condition characterized by bladder pain, bladder pressure, urinary frequency and urgency, bladder incontinence, pelvic pain, and pain during intercourse. The symptoms can range from mild to severe discomfort, and from persistent to infrequent. It is possible for some individuals to have periods of remission. There is no test to diagnose this condition, it is a diagnosis of exclusion.
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Source: Medscape, National Institute of Health: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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