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Is interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome serious?

IC/PBS can severely interfere with a person's quality of life, but you cannot die from it. In addition, there is no link between IC/PBS and cancer. However, in addition to physical symptoms and discomfort, IC/PBS can cause depression. Work with your doctor to find a treatment to relieve the symptoms of IC/PBS.

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When should I see a doctor about interstitial cystitis?
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If I have IC/PBS, does it mean I have cancer?
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Is there a cure for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome?
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How can I prepare to discuss IC/PBS with my doctor?
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