Hey, I'm new here and from Germany. Since 2018 I'm suffering from bladder pain, particularly after going to toilet and while/after sex. My urologist didn't find bacteria and the cystoscopy didn't show something particularly unusual except a red area. I was diagnosted with Interstitielle Cystitis. The last 3 months I had often UTI's additionally and since one month also a heaviness sensation in my pelvic area. My questions: Is IC always TMS or are there cases where the deeper bladder areas are really inflammed? Sometimes it's my feeling that's the case in my case because it really hurts while/after pressing with my fingers inside against my bladder. I started reading "Unlearn your pain" and my caracter is fitting to the "TMS-caracter" and I had much stress the last years. So I'm really unsure if it is TMS or not in my case. I would be very grateful for answers or to find sb who has/had similar symptoms. Thank you very much and sorry for my bad english. Have a nice day!