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What can feel like a UTI but isn t?

What can feel like a UTI but isn t?

Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) PBS is not caused by an infection, but it can feel like a urinary tract infection or UTI. Painful bladder syndrome is also referred to as bladder pain syndrome and interstitial cystitis.

How can you tell the difference between UTI and interstitial cystitis?

The Difference Between a UTI and IC “In women who have interstitial cystitis, urine culture results will be negative, meaning that no bacteria are found in the urine as with a urinary tract infection.” With IC, women may also experience pain during sexual intercourse, another symptom not commonly associated with a UTI.