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  • What are the symptoms in children?

    Hi,
    Just last night I suddenly realized that I might have had IC as a child some 60 years ago. I remember crying with pain and clutching myself at age 5 and up, but not being able to tell my mother where it came from. The heat from my hand seemed to help ease it a little. Of course, I was "touching myself" and that was not acceptable.

    I remember the pain very well and think it was the same sharp uretha spasms I sometimes have now. But, it was more frequent then and constant for hours at a time - at night - in cold weather. I was always worried that I wouldn't be able to find a bathroom - even at age 3-4.

    Are these typical symptoms of IC in children? I was never treated for it - don't think it was ever mentioned to a doctor. I guess that didn't matter since no one would have known what ta do in the 40s. But I am wondering; could that have been it even then? (Interesting - I rarely have pain now.)

    Can my experiences as a child help others today?

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    Claudia-that's exactly what my brother did shortly before he was diagnosed some 27 years ago. He was three and he had a hard time explaining to mom what was wrong. I wouldn't be surprised at at all if you had it way back when.
    Jen


    "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on" -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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      I had the same symptoms at about age four, but my vaginla area also fused and had to be reopened or should I say ripped open by this horrible doctor and was traumatized sexually since. But at age 30 after years of suffering I was diagnosed with IC. Could IC have given me an infection or fused that area. That explored the sexual abuse issues but no one is sure I can't remember only tha pain and burning. Any info would be appreciated. <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" />
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Carol~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


      "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." --Helen Keller

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