Diseases & Conditions


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Interstitial Cystitis


Synonyms of Interstitial Cystitis
  • Hunner's Patch
  • Hunner's Ulcer
  • IC
  • Pelvic Pain Syndrome
  • Trigonitis
  • Urethral Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Interstitial cystitis is a chronic, painful inflammatory condition of the bladder wall characterized by pressure and pain above the pubic area along with increased frequency and urgency of urination. This occurs because of chronic inflammation of the lining of the bladder and swelling of the interior walls of the bladder. Affected individuals urinate frequently with pain even though there is no diagnosed bladder infection. In a small percentage of cases, people with interstitial cystitis also have scarring and ulcerations on the membranes that line the bladder. Interstitial cystitis typically affects young and middle-aged women, although men can also have this disorder. The exact cause of interstitial cystitis is not known.
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    Organizations related to Interstitial Cystitis
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • American Urological Association Foundation
      1000 Corporate Blvd.
      Linthicum MD 21090
      Phone #: 410-689-3700
      800 #: 866-746-4282
      e-mail: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.auafoundation.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • International Painful Bladder Foundation
      Burgemeester Le F?vre de Montignylaan 73
      Rotterdam None None
      Phone #: +31--10- 4613330
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@painful-bladder.org
      Home page: http://www.painful-bladder.org
    • Interstitial Cystitis Association
      110 North Washington St
      Rockville MD 20850
      Phone #: 301-610-5305
      800 #: 800-435-7422
      e-mail: ICAmail@ichelp.org
      Home page: http://www.ichelp.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      3 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3580
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: 800-891-5390
      e-mail: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/



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