What are the American Urological Association (AUA) recommendations for 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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Tha AUA recommendations for diagnosis are as follows [3] :

  • A basic assessment that includes history, physical examination, and laboratory testing should be conducted both to confirm the presence of symptoms characteristic of IC/BPS and to rule out other conditions
  • Baseline voiding symptoms and pain levels should be documented, for use in assessment of response to treatment
  • Cystoscopy and/or urodynamics should not be used routinely but should be considered for complex presentations

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