Interstitial cystitis is a urinary bladder disease of unknown cause. It can affect man and women of all cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and ages. It is not a rare condition; however, it is more common in females than in males.
The indications include:
• Frequent, painful urination.
• Feeling of urgency to urinate.
• Pain while having sexual intercourse.
• Pain in bladder area, pelvic region, perineum or pubic area.
• Pain and pressure that increases as the bladder fills and are relieved by urination.
• Swelling in bladder.
• Pain in penis or scrotum (for males).
• The pain increases during menstruation (for females).