Which exams should be performed in the evaluation 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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Abdominal, pelvic, and directed neurologic examinations should be performed in all patients with voiding dysfunction. Nevertheless, the findings from these examinations are often unrevealing in patients with interstitial cystitis. Women with interstitial cystitis may express some discomfort with palpation over the urethra and bladder base. A correlation has been noted between urethral tenderness and the finding of a Hunner ulcer on cystoscopic examination.

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