Which physical findings may suggest diagnoses other than 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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Pain upon urethral palpation in the presence of an anterior vaginal wall mass may suggest urethral diverticulum, whereas cervical motion tenderness may suggest pelvic inflammatory disease. On examination with a speculum, any of the following findings suggest a diagnosis other than interstitial cystitis:

  • Prolapse
  • Masses
  • Evidence of vaginitis, herpes, vestibular adenitis, vulvovestibulitis, vulvodynia, or other pathology

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