Bladder Prolapse

Neurogenic Bladder

Overactive Bladder

Interstitial Cystitis

No specific behaviors (such as smoking) are known to increase your risk of IC. Having a family member with IC/BPS may increase your risk of getting IC/BPS. Patients with IC/BPS may have a substance in the urine that inhibits the growth of cells in the bladder tissue. So, some people may be more likely to get IC/BPS after an injury to the bladder, such as an infection.

 

At this time, there is no medical test that can say a person has IC/BPS. Also, there is no test to say a person does not have IC/BPS. To make a diagnosis, your urologist will first decide whether the symptoms are typical of IC/BPS. Next, they need to rule out other health issues that might be causing the symptoms. More tests may be needed to find out whether the patient has IC/BPS.

Urinary Tract Infection

Facts about UTIs:

Every year, 8-10 million visits to healthcare providers occur because of UTIs.
The bacteria that cause UTIs are treated with bacteria–fighting drugs called antibiotics.
Women are usually more prone to UTIs than men or children.
1 to 2 percent of children develop UTIs.