What is the American Urological Association (AUA) hierarchy for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) treatments?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
  • Print
Answer

The AUA guidelines divides treatments that can be offered into first-, second-, third, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-line groups, based on the balance between potential benefits to the patient, potential severity of adverse events, and the reversibility of the treatment. [3] While the CUA guidelines are in general agreement regarding first-line treatment, subsequent treatments are not characterized in a detailed hierarchy. [4]


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!