Do You Have Interstitial Cystitis?
The following checklist may help determine whether you have interstitial cystitis:
Do you have an urgent need to urinate day and night?
Do you urinate frequently?
Do you have pain when you empty your bladder?
Does the pain change in intensity as your bladder fills with urine?
Do you have pain and pressure in your lower abdomen?
Do urine cultures fail to turn up any signs of bacteria?
Do your symptoms get worse during menstruation?
Do you have pain during intercourse?
Do your symptoms get worse when you smoke?
Do some foods make your symptoms worse?
Do your symptoms wax and wane?
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor.