Interstitial Cystitis (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
Patient Comment Read 1 Comment
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2015
George Lazarou, MD, FACOG
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Interstitial Cystitis
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Interstitial Cystitis:
Interstitial Cystitis - Diet
What changes to your diet have helped manage your interstitial cystitis?
Interstitial Cystitis - Treatment
What was the treatment for your interstitial cystitis?
Interstitial Cystitis - Describe Your Experience
Please describe your experience with interstitial cystitis.
Interstitial Cystitis - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your interstitial cystitis?
Women's Health Resources
- Early Care for Your Premature Baby
- What to Eat When You Have Cancer
- When to Take More Pain Medication