Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
2-4 Million people suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, and over 200,000 cases a year are diagnosed. The exact cause isn’t known at the moment, but many that have Interstitial Cystitis may have a defect of their lining of their bladder. Interstitial Cystitis is also called Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). It is a condition in which patients report a long-standing pain coming from the bladder or pelvis, often associated with urinary urgency and frequency. Sometimes there is pain with sexual intercourse, possibly reduced desire and orgasm because of pain and anxiety. Certain foods and drinks may aggravate the symptoms.