Alternate Names : Painful Bladder Syndrome
What can be done to prevent the condition?
At this point, interstitial cystitis is not preventable.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
There is no evidence that interstitial cystitis leads to more dangerous conditions such as cancer. However, it does have a negative affect on quality of life. The extent of the problem varies from person to person. Some people have only one or two very bad episodes in a lifetime. For others, symptoms are much worse. Most of the time, symptoms come and go.
What are the risks to others?
Interstitial cystitis is not contagious and poses no risk to others.