Interstitial Cystitis (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
IC is often diagnosed after other conditions are ruled out because there is no test specifically for IC. On average, people with IC experience symptoms for four years before the condition is diagnosed.
Because the symptoms of IC are similar to those of other disorders of the urinary system, the first step is to rule out other diseases before considering a diagnosis of IC. Other possible causes for the symptoms include the following:
Tests that help to rule out these other conditions include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/13/2014
George Lazarou, MD, FACOG
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
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