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About Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis (IN-ter-STISH-ul sis-TY-tis) - also known as IC or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) - is a chronic, yet treatable, inflammatory condition of the bladder that affects both women and men. Current estimates suggest there may be almost 2 million Americans suffering from IC. Average age of onset is 40, twenty five percent are under the age of 30 and ninety percent are women.

How IC Affects Your Bladder
IC is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder wall which frequently goes undiagnosed. Inside the bladder, there is a mucous layer that lines and protects the bladder wall. When someone has IC, the mucous layer is believed to be damaged, which may allow irritating substances in the urine to aggravate and inflame the bladder wall, resulting in pain.

Other Associated Disorders
It appears that IC has an as yet unexplained association with certain other chronic diseases and pain syndromes such as endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, vulvar vestibulitis, migraine headaches and fibromyalgia.

Meet Your Physician
Dr. Peter Godfrey treats Interstitial Cystitis through Blue Ridge Gynecology and Wellness.

Dr. Peter Godfrey, Blue Ridge OBGYN
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Blue Ridge Gynecology and Wellness - 541 Sunset Lane, Suite 301 - Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Contact us at (540) 825-4557