Interstitial Cystitis: the Mean Mimic
Interstitial cystitis (IC) causes pain as the bladder fills. Science doesn’t fully understand what causes it. Worse, accurate diagnoses take approximately 2 years, because IC mimics recurrent bladder infections.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t help. Dr. Christi has developed an Interstitial Cystitis Pathway with many treatment options that can be tailored to your symptoms and needs.
Customized treatment plan
Varies depending on plan
Varies depending on treatment recommended
Varies depending on treatment choices
What It Treats
Interstitial cystitis symptoms
Known contributive conditions
How It Works
Benefits of Interstitial Cystitis Treatment in Houston, TX
The Interstitial Cystitis Pathway at ChristiMD Medical Group can provide:
Improved bladder pain relief
Lessened urinary urgency
Treatment confidence (IC Pathway is guided by American Urological Association)
Multiple avenues to help with painful bladder syndrome
A doctor with proven success and years of experience
a passionate, experienced medical team
About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Interstitial cystitis is a very painful urological disorder where patients experience pain as the bladder fills up, resulting in more frequent bathroom visits.
We do not fully understand what causes IC, but we do know that it involves increased pain signals on the nerves and an increased histamine response in the bladder wall. Often, there is a food sensitivity related to IC, and dietary changes can be very helpful.
Many patients take up to 2 years for IC to be diagnosed before they can seek interstitial cystitis treatment in Houston, TX. The problem stems from IC mimicking the symptoms and issues associated with recurrent bladder infections.
There are two types of IC. One type is bladder-centric, and often this type includes an ulcer in the bladder.
The second type of painful bladder syndrome is related to other conditions in the body that cause widespread pain, such as fibromyalgia, IBS and migraines. It is important to address these conditions as well.