I agree with Kickle. In fact just yesterday I went to the urogynecologist. He thinks I have both IC and endometriosis (a lot of women who have endo also have IC). Your symptoms definitely seem to meet the IC criteria. If you're anywhere near Palo Alto, CA, I highly recommend Dr. Eric Sokol, my urogynecologist. I'm also young (21) and wasn't too crazy about the idea of seeing a guy dr. but he was super nice, helpful and very intelligent so it never felt awkward at all. Plus you get seen by the resident 1st, who's a girl, and she stays with you thru the whole visit and does a lot of the "hands-on" examining too.
There's also Dr. Christopher Payne (sp?), a urologist at Stanford who's on some prestigious board for IC and does research on IC for the NIH.
If u r diagnosed w/IC be prepared for some dietary changes. I can deal with the no tomato, citrus, soy, spicy, vinegar, etc but no chocolate, wine or coffee?! SERIOUSLY?! Might as well kill me now
Actually I do have a small cup of coffee in the AM, a couple glasses of wine per week and chocolate once in awhile, but I drink TONS of water and have eliminated almost all the other "don'ts" from my diet so my dr. is cool with it. Point is, you can find ways to work it so you don't have to sacrifice all
Hope you get some help and relief soon!!