It is far more common in women than in men.
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pelvic pain. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe pain. The condition is a part of a spectrum of diseases known as painful bladder syndrome.How is interstitial cystitis diagnosis?
Doctors may use cystoscopy to look inside the urethra and bladder. Doctors use a cystoscope, a tubelike instrument, to look for bladder ulcers, cancer, swelling, redness, and signs of infection. A doctor may perform a cystoscopy to diagnose interstitial cystitis (IC).
About 5% to 10% of people with the condition get ulcers in their bladder.Men, women and children can all be diagnosed with IC. On average, people first start having problems in their 40s. The risk of getting it goes up as you get older.