New Approaches in Managing Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

Amber Jerauld, PharmD, BCACP; Lyndsay Wormuth, PharmD, BCACP; Brent Carlson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Disclosures

US Pharmacist. 2016;41(9):29-33. 

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Symptoms

The most common symptom is an increase in discomfort with bladder filling and relief with voiding.[1] Other symptoms that may be present are urinary urgency, daytime frequency, pain, nocturia, painful voiding, suprapubic pain, perineal pain, sensation of bladder spasms, pubic pressure, dyspareunia, gross hematuria, and depression. Many patients experience a worsening of quality of life and a disruption of home and work activities.[1,3]

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