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I read somewhere that 50-80% of those with IC also have vulvodynia. If we assume that for most of those women, the cause for their IC is a chronic infection, how does this connect to the prevalence of vulvodynia? Is it referred pain? Can the infection include the outer genitals? Is it histamine related? Stress/depression caused by IC?

Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

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Hi, I had some of these weird pain symptoms as well as pelvic muscle spasms. These symptoms were the first to go when I started antibiotics so I think they are from inflammation which includes mast cell increases.
Just my experience but I think others have had this too.
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