Interstitial Cystitis but no bladder inflammation?
Is it possible to have IC if the cystocopy showed no inflammation inside the bladder?
I have pressure pain in what I think is my ureters and I have to rush to get to a toilet. Once I am there I cant go sometimes and the pain is so intense. I urination around 40 times a day and around 6 times before I fall asleep and once during the night. I have no infections and never have. I feel there is more when I finally go but it wont come out. I have to walk around and come back 5 mins later.
I also have Stage IV endometriosis which I know go hand in hand. I had endo on my bladder ureters etc.. is it possible that there is scar tissue causing this or could this be IC?
Yes, it is still possible to have IC even in the absence of clearly visible inflammation on cystoscopy. Endometriosis would normally support IC diagnosis however for a diagnosis of IC all other possibilities for the symptoms such as obstruction by scar formation, neuro-muscular issues, other potential causes of infection/ inflammation etc may need to be considered and ruled out as well. It would be best to discuss the situation in detail with your urologist after a detailed evaluation.
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