Interstitial cystitis is an incurable condition that affects men and women alike. It is chronic, and while no cure is available as of yet, there are a number of treatments that can be used to alleviate the symptoms and ensure that the patients can still lead a happy life despite having the condition. There are many signs that could be indicative of interstitial cystitis.
Detecting the condition early on can make treatment easier and doctors will be able to get a jump start on it. Treating the condition during the first few stages will yield better results than only administering treatment in the later stages. Of course, how are you supposed to spot it early if you don’t even know what to look for? Today we’re going to show you some of the common signs that may occur when you have interstitial cystitis.
1. Chronic pelvic pain
One of the most common signs that you would encounter when dealing with interstitial cystitis is chronic pelvic pain. After all, the condition causes chronic inflammation of your bladder. It would be more surprising if you didn’t have chronic pelvic pain despite suffering from interstitial cystitis. It’s worth noting that various other conditions could also cause chronic pelvic pain thus jumping to conclusions based on this sign alone isn’t wise.
For instance, urinary tract infections brought on by invasive bacteria could lead to similar symptoms that those with interstitial cystitis would face. Urinary tract infections are acute and won’t last a lifetime, unlike interstitial cystitis. Any pelvic pain could be an indicator of an underlying problem and thus you should get it checked out with the doctor as soon as possible. Whether it turns out to be interstitial cystitis or another condition, treating it early will be a far easier experience.