What is the prognosis of interstitial cystitis (IC)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that most often follows a variable course characterized by intermittent periods of exacerbations and remissions. However, rarely, patients experience chronic progression to a small-capacity bladder with resultant severe lower urinary tract symptoms and risk of upper tract deterioration.


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