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Can an inverted uterus cause IC?
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Can an inverted uterus cause IC?

I am a 28-year-old single mother of 2 children. I was diagnosed with IC in February after two years of urinary frequency (every 10 minutes).

I am wondering whether my inverted uterus could be a factor in my illness.

The reason I think this may be the case is because my symptoms started soon after I began exercises to tone my lower abdominal muscles.

When I first saw a urologist, he looked inside my bladder and mentioned that my uterus was poking it. He also commented that many women he sees have this condition. I have mentioned this to the doctor I am seeing now, but she just dismissed it as a possible cause without even seeing to what degree my bladder is being "poked."

Please help. I am desperate to find the cause of my IC so that maybe I can live a normal life.

Thank you.
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Short answer: The uterus by itself will not 'cause' IC. Long answer: The bladder is a soft organ, easily indented by whatever is lying next to it. I often see peristalsing (wiggling)  bowel up against the bladder wall when I do cystoscopy on some patients, so it is not surprising that your uterus dents your bladder. Get an evaluation by a pelvic floor physical therapist, who might be able to help you with some of your symptoms attributed to IC.
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