What are the treatment options for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) if medical therapy fails?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients in whom medical therapy fails may benefit from another bladder hydrodistention if the initial diagnostic hydrodistention was therapeutic. In the rare patient in whom a Hunner ulcer is seen on cystoscopy, cauterization or laser fulguration of the ulcer is recommended. [3]


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