Interstitial Cystitis

The Reality: A chronic and frequently painful bladder condition that primarily effects women. It usually starts after the age of 40, but 25% of those effected are under the age of 30. This condition effects as many as 500,000 adults in the U.S.

What are the symptoms? It is often a difficult condition to diagnose until you see your urologist. Symptoms may include increased frequency and urgency of urination, bladder pain, and negative tests for urinary tract infection.

Note: We have the largest interstitial cystitis practice north of Lansing.

How do we treat it? Options include different oral medications and the placement of medications directly into the bladder with a catheter. Occasionally, a hydrodilation of the bladder is recommended.

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