Treatment Options for IC

What brings relief to one person may not work for another. Sometimes it takes a number of tries before you and your doctor find the right treatment. Here are some treatments that have helped people with IC ›

When the Pain Flares Up

When your interstitial cystitis (IC) flares up, there's nothing you want more than for it to simmer down. Between the pain and the increased trips to the restroom, flares can seriously interfere with your life. Read on to learn more about what causes these symptoms and how you can return to life as usual.

Sometimes, despite your best efforts to keep your symptoms at bay, you may experience a flare. Many women with IC find that symptoms get worse during their period, possibly because of hormonal fluctuations.

Find out what can cause a flare-up and how to manage the pain

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Treating Interstitial Cystitis: Special Therapies and Surgery

Many different types of treatment are available to help manage IC symptoms and relieve pain. Some may work well for one person and not for another, so several types of treatment may be tried before you and your doctor determine the plan that’s best for you.

Biofeedback is a painless technique that can help you learn to control the movement of your bladder muscles. During biofeedback, sensors are placed on your abdomen. The sensors convert signals given off by your muscles into lines on a computer screen.

Get the highlights on alternative treatments and surgery for IC

Reference: Kidneys and the Urinary System section on Better Medicine

Did You Know?

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Interstitial cystitis affects as many as 8 million U.S. women.