What are behavioral treatment options for 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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Biofeedback and pelvic floor rehabilitation, bladder training programs (ie, progressively increasing the voiding interval over the course of weeks to months), and other behavioral measures are excellent initial interventions and have been used by some authors with some success. [60, 61] The urinary frequency and urgency components seem to respond better to these interventions than the pelvic pain component.


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