Inflammatory urological diseases

Types of IC

Interstitial Cystitis, also know as Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS), is a chronic erosion of the bladder lining, exposing the bladder wall to irritation and inflammation. Associated with significant pain and urinary syndromes, IC can have a dramatic impact on quality of life.

Interstitial Cystitis can be of two types:

Causes of the Interstitial Cystitis

The exact causes of Interstitial Cystitis are unknown, but researchers believe many factors are at play.

Factors that may contribute to the development of the disease include:

  • Bladder trauma (as in pelvic surgery)
  • Excessive bladder distension
  • Pelvic floor muscledysfunction
  • Auto-immune
  • Chronic bacterial infection
  • Primary neurogenic inflammation (hypersensitivity or inflammation of the pelvic nerves)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Radiotherapies

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