What are the symptoms of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Symptoms of interstitial cystitis may include the following:

  • Urinary frequency, urgency, and pain
  • A sense of pressure, discomfort, or pain in the pelvis
  • A vague sense of incomplete bladder emptying
  • A constant sensation of needing to void, or a compulsion to void
  • Dyspareunia, sex-related distress, and decline in libido and orgasm frequency are also common

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