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Uracyst® FAQ > Who Does IC Affect?
Ninety percent of IC patients are women. They range in age from teens up to their eighties. Recent studies suggest that IC most commonly affects people around the age of 40. IC is a disease marked by periods with flare-ups and remissions and its symptoms can be exacerbated by menstruation, urinary tract infections, diet and sexual intercourse. The condition affects people in all walks of life. The symptoms of IC are similar to other disorders of the urinary system. There is no definitive test to identify IC and therefore, doctors must exclude other potential conditions before considering a diagnosis of IC.
Bladder pain, frequent urination, and even painful sexual intercourse can have significant impact on the long-term quality of your life. If you have the symptoms of IC, consult your physician.