What is the role of cystoscopy in the diagnosis 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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Cystoscopy is considered by some clinicians to be mandatory in order to diagnose interstitial cystitis However, this is somewhat controversial because of the lack of specific or pathognomonic findings (except perhaps the very rare finding of a Hunner ulcer).


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