Treatment for IC
If you are diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (IC), the good news is there are effective treatment options that may help with your symptoms.
There are medical options, such as oral medications and bladder installations, available. Click here for information about a medication available to treat bladder pain or discomfort symptoms associated with IC. Speak to your doctor to see if medication is right for you.
Bladder training – Lengthening the time between bathroom
- Gentle exercise such as walking, yoga, or low-impact aerobics
- Stress reduction
Placing warm or cold compresses on the lower abdomen
- Caffeinated liquids
- Citrus products
If all other approaches have been tried and you still are in severe pain, surgery may be discussed. As with all surgical procedures, there are both risks and benefits. And, short- and long-term complications can arise.