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What is interstitial cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis is a condition which is associated with pelvic pain and incontinence.

Interstitial cystitis is a condition where the bladder lining becomes very sensitive. Doctors don't know what causes it, but that treatments are available.

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What are researchers discovering about IC/PBS?
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Researchers are working on learning the causes of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. So...
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What foods should I avoid if I have interstitial cystitis (IC)?
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It's possible for certain foods to irritate your bladder, such as alcohol, aged cheese, artificial s...
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Is there a cure for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome?
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There is no cure for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. However, researchers are workin...
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Can interstitial cystitis be prevented?
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