Interstitial Cystitis (cont.)
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Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
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The symptoms of IC are similar to those of a urinary tract infection. They vary from person to person. Most people have some of the following symptoms:
Symptoms of some people with IC become worse after consumption of certain foods or drinks. They include tomatoes, spices, alcohol, chocolate, caffeinated and citrus beverages, and high-acid foods. Many people also find that symptoms become worse if they have stress (either physical or mental stress). In women, symptoms may vary with the menstrual cycle; symptoms often get worse during periods.
George Lazarou, MD, FACOG
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
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