Alternate Names : Painful Bladder Syndrome
What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?
Bladder and pelvic pain are key symptoms of interstitial cystitis. The pain is often relieved temporarily by urinating. Some people have mild pain, while others have severe pain. Other common symptoms include:
dyspareunia, or painful intercourse
getting up at night to urinate
an urgent need to urinate
In women, symptoms are often worse during menstrual periods.