- painful bladder syndrome
- frequency-urgency-dysuria syndrome
While interstitial cystitis can affect children and men, most of those affected are women. Interstitial cystitis can have a long-lasting adverse effect on your quality of life.
The following are the most common symptoms of IC. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
- frequent urination
- feelings of pressure, pain, and tenderness around the bladder, pelvis, and perineum (the area between the anus and vagina or anus and scrotum)
- painful sexual intercourse
- in men, discomfort or pain in the penis and scrotum
- in most women, symptoms may worsen around the menstrual cycle
Dr. Bellman is well versed among patients seeking medical attention or advice with urinary issues. As an expert in this field, Dr. Bellman will put you at ease; discussing in detail of ways to alleviate symptoms. To schedule a consult, our office can be reached at 818.703.9500.