Any of these symptoms related to having IC?

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I'm a 55 year old Woman. I've been diagnosed IC. Will be having a Bladder Biopsy next year, January.

I've been taking 10 mg Oxycontin extend realise since 2001 due to having DDD, plus I take other medications for Cholesterol, 2 different medications for Type 2 diabetes, and Gabipentin for Nerve pain and 50 mg Hydroxyzine for anxiety. I've been taking Hydroxyzine for 2 years now.

I have noticed lately before and after urinating, searing pain followed by different size blood clots, and scab looking stuff. This causes me feeling Very Nauseated, some chills,  kidney pulsating pain, sharp stabbing like pain in my tummy, and feeling Very Fatigue to the point , I'm right in bed.

Any of these Symptoms associated having IC???

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Does the IC stands for interstitial cystitis?

Symptoms of IC may include a combination of these symptoms:


Urgency is the feeling that you need to urinate right now. A strong urge is normal if you haven't urinated for a few hours or if you have been drinking a lot of liquids. With IC, you may feel pain or burning along with an urgent need to urinate before your bladder has had time to fill.


Frequency is urinating more often than you think you should need to, given the amount of liquid you are drinking. Most people urinate between four and seven times a day. Drinking large amounts of liquid can cause more frequent urinating. Taking blood pressure medicines called diuretics, or water pills, can also cause more frequent urinating. Some people with IC feel a strong, painful urge to urinate many times a day.


As your bladder starts to fill, you may feel pain—rather than just discomfort—that gets worse until you urinate. The pain usually improves for a while once you empty your bladder. People with IC rarely have constant bladder pain. The pain may go away for weeks or months and then return. People with IC sometimes refer to an attack of bladder pain as a symptom flare.

Some people may have pain without urgency or frequency. This pain may come from a spasm in the pelvic floor muscles, the group of muscles that is attached to your pelvic bones and supports your bladder, bowel, and uterus or prostate. Pain from pelvic floor muscle spasm may get worse during sex.

Seeing blood or blood clots or scab in the urine is not commonly seen in IC. So you'd best see a urologsit and  get a biopsy or cystoscopy to examine the bladder carefully. 

Interstitial cystitis does not cause blood urine. you are suggested do to a urine test first to exclue urinary tract infection. if yes,antibiotics are needed for treatment.