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How can you tell if interstitial cystitis is causing chronic pelvic pain?

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Women with interstitial cystitis have an inflamed bladder. The inflammation is not caused by an infection. This condition tends to affect women in their 30s and 40s. Symptoms you may have:

  • You need to urinate very often
  • Often feeling an urgent need to urinate
  • Discomfort when you urinate
  • Pain during sex
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017

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