What are the guidelines recommended first-line treatments 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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First-line treatments should be performed on all patients and include the following [3, 4] :

  • Patient education 
  • Self-care practices and behavioral modifications that can improve symptoms 
  • Stress management practices to improve coping techniques and manage stress-induced symptom exacerbations.

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