Interstitial cystitisOverview


Interstitial cystitis is a bladder condition that causes long-term pain and problems peeing.


Symptoms of interstitial cystitis include pain low down in your tummy, sudden urges to pee and needing to pee more often than normal.


The exact cause of interstitial cystitis is unknown. It's not a bladder infection like other types of cystitis.


Lifestyle changes like avoiding certain foods or drinks can help with interstitial cystitis. Some people may also need medicines or surgery.

Page last reviewed: 08/08/2018
Next review due: 08/08/2021