There is currently no one diagnostic test that is specific for Interstitial Cystitis (IC). Your doctor will begin testing for other conditions that cause the same symptoms and come to a diagnosis of IC once other causes are ruled out.
Your doctor will perform a comprehensive physical exam and may order additional testing including:
Urine analysis and urine culture.
Biopsy – During the bladder biopsy, your doctor will take a small bladder tissue sample for examination.
Cystoscopy with bladder distention – Your doctor uses a small instrument called a cystoscope to view the inside of your bladder. Your doctor may also fill the bladder with a liquid or gas to distend it, which provides a clearer view of the bladder walls.
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