The cause of interstitial cystitis of the bladder in women is unknown, as of 2015, although scientists suspect several causes exist, according to WebMD. Bladder lining defects, nerve changes, autoimmune responses, bladde... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Cystitis occurs in the bladder. It is an inflammation of the bladder that is usually caused by a bacterial urinary tract infection, according to Mayo Clinic. Cystitis can become a severe health problem if the infection s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Home treatment options for interstitial cystitis include quitting smoking, getting adequate exercise, bladder retraining and following a diet free of bladder irritants, according to MedicineNet. Other treatment options i... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Causes of bladder spasms include interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections and catheter use. This condition causes the bladder muscle to squeeze suddenly, resulting in an urgent need to release urine, according to ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Some causes of bladder pain are urinary tract infection, bladder cancer and interstitial cystitis, states Bladder pain is the body's way of saying that the person needs to urinate, but chronic bladder pain is ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Three common causes of bladder pain and urgency include interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infection and bladder cancer, states WebMD. Additional symptoms may accompany these conditions, and they all require medical at... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

A condition called interstitial cystitis causes bladder wall irritation and inflammation and over time can lead to scarring and thickening of the bladder wall, according to Everyday Health. Doctors are not certain what c... More » Health Conditions & Diseases