What are additional Canadian Urological Association (CUA) 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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Additional CUA recommendations include the following [4] :

  • Ultrasound and/or other pelvic imaging is optional to rule out alternative clinical disorders, required for patients with hematuria
  • Optional intravesical anesthetic bladder challenge testing after cystoscopy to provide both relief to the patient, as well as provide diagnostic information and guide future therapy
  • Hydrodistension in select patients such as women unable to tolerate cystoscopy under local anesthesia

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