Unfortunately, many pelvic practitioners do not mention or think about this disorder when diagnosing pelvic, sexual, or genital discomfort. However, cumulative research has shown that persistent pain in the pelvic region is triggered by the bladder and/or bowl function at least 80% of the time and by gynecological disorders alone only 20% of the time.
If you are being diagnosed with frequent urinary tract infections or "UTIs", always ask your practitioner for a urine culture before taking any antibiotics. Instant "dip sticks" of your urine can look the same with IC as in a UTI.
For more information we recommend:
Interstitial Cystitis Association