does IC flare up during or before period?

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it seems like almost everytime i have my period or just before it i just to get bladder pressure and frequent urination. i know its not a uti because ive been going to doctor often with this problem and usually its on or right before my period and they say its a uti (because of blood in my urine) they giveme antibiotics which i take and i still feel the same symptoms or sometimes they give me the antibiotics and i just never take em and symptoms go away. i havent officially been diagnosed with IC but i know thats the case. so is it possible to feel symptoms close to your period?

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    Hello, It is possible although everyone is different. I do get these same pains before my period and I have been diagnosed with IC. I was having many other symptoms other than just this before I was diagnosed though. I would make an appointment with a urologist to hopefully get a better idea of what is going on. The urologist can run more test to rule out infection. I also recommend taking d mannose powder in water in the mornings or at night when you are having these types of pains. D mannose has helped me quite a bit. Hope you feel better.

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    Hi Shae I am similar to you. I haven't been diagnosed because my urine comes back negative and urologist can't seem to find any issues with the inside of my bladder. I seem to get more pain a couple of days before my period and a couple after.

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