Which symptoms of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) can be reproduced urodynamically or with cystography?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Pain with bladder filling is a common finding that may be reproduced urodynamically or with cystography. Patients may report constant pelvic pain or pain related to a full bladder. Such pain is often relieved partially or wholly by voiding. Dysuria (pain with voiding) may be associated with interstitial cystitis; however, this is a distinct symptom that may imply another diagnosis and suggests that additional evaluation of the lower urinary tract and genital tract is indicated. Dyspareunia is common in as many as 50% of women.


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