Why is it difficult to determine the prevalence 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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Reports on the prevalence of interstitial cystitis conflict, depending on the country of origin and the criteria used for diagnosis. In addition, there is signficant overlap with conditions such as urinary tract infection, pelvic pain sydromes, and overactive bladder. [31]

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