How does hydrodistention affect the symptom 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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Relief of urinary frequency, urgency, and pain has been reported, at least temporarily, in as many as 60% of patients following bladder overdistention. Some studies have additionally shown that this relief is durable for periods up to and exceeding 1 month. [56] However, many patients find that their symptoms are transiently exacerbated immediately following this procedure.


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