Interstitial Cystitis has been inconsistently defined and treated by many physicians and other health practitioners. Now there are much needed American Urology Association guidelines to properly diagnose and treat this condition. Dr Burks will discuss these guidelines. Often IC was thought to be only a bladder disease that women get. We think of women with chronic pain as having hysterical roots. But what do we think of men with chronic pain? Do we think of them as weak-willed and as drug seekers or as hypochondriacs? Listen to one Edward Lopatin's journey of coming to accept his condition as incurable, but livable.

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