You may not have herpes, but it's possible you may have hpv, some type of parasite infection
, Candida, etc or even recurring yeast
Most IC'ers have high protein, blood in their urine, and sometimes the urine has a strong odor. All this is representation of an infection or virus. Although, there's no bacteria present in the urine.
I was diagnosed with hpv 15 years old, I believe that's the source of my IC. I'm currently on a 10 day cleansing .