Any health condition related to the bladder isn’t just a problem medically, but can also serve as a mode of embarrassment. Interstitial cystitis is one such condition that holds the potential to land you into such crises.
Your bladder expands and stores urine until it is full and then tells your brain that it needs to be emptied, this communication takes place through the pelvic nerves, creating the urge to urinate.
When you suffer from interstitial cystitis, the signals used for communication get mixed up, resulting in you feeling the need to urinate more often, in smaller volumes of urine.
Every individual suffers from different symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis over time, their symptoms periodically flaring in response to common triggers like menstruation, continuously sitting for a long time, stress, exercise or sexual activity.
Other Interstitial Cystitis symptoms could be
- Pain in your pelvis or between the vagina and anus
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Urge to urinate
- Pain or discomfort while the bladder fills and relief after urinating
- Pain during intercourse
- Symptoms resembling UTI, but not really UTI
While you need to understand that the Interstitial Cystitis symptoms might appear like that of UTI, there is actually no infection, but if you do develop an infection the symptoms may worsen.
There is no known cause for Interstitial Cystitis but there could be other conditions causing the condition to aggravate.
It is important to rule out the condition before it worsens and leads to the decrease in bladder capacity, or other conditions. If you suffer from these symptoms, you might want to see a professional who specialises in sexual health or urology to help you overcome the condition.
Dr Srinivas Madhavaram is one of the best Sexual health doctor in hyderabad who will be able to help you rule out Interstitial cystitis and begin treatment without delay. You can book an appointment or visit the doctor at his clinic.