Interstitial Cystitis (cont.)
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Interstitial Cystitis Causes
Although many theories have been put forward, the cause of IC is unknown. The theories for the cause of IC include the following:
Probably, different processes occur in different groups of people with IC. It is also likely that different processes may affect each other, for example, a defect in the bladder epithelium may start the inflammation and stimulate mast cells to release histamine.
George Lazarou, MD, FACOG
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
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