We welcome media professionals who are interested in covering IC Awareness Month. For decades, men, women and children with pelvic pain have been told that their pain is “all in their heads.” Many have taken antibiotics for years only to discover that their urine cultures were negative. Others have endured completely unnecessary hysterectomies (and one young woman won a million dollar settlement) before discovering that their pain was originating from their bladder and/or pelvic floor muscles. The research and clinical care community now look beyond the bladder or prostate in the diagnosis of pelvic pain, particularly to the often ignored pelvic floor muscles. New research in 2016 has revealed that the micro biome of the bladder and gut are also potentially involved, including the discovery that candida is often found in the urine of IC patients struggling with IC flares. This explains why so many men and women with recurring prostate and bladder symptoms have not responded to traditional therapies. We hope that you will share this important breakthrough.
Media Contact Information
Jill Heidi Osborne MA – President & Founder
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2016 Media Materials
- Meet the IC Expert – An Interview With Dr. Ken Peters
- The New Paradigm for IC and Pelvic Pain – Dr. Christopher Payne, Dr. Jeanette Potts, Rhonda Kotarinos PT
- Restroom Discrimination in Schools