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What is the treatment for painful bladder syndrome?

What is the treatment for painful bladder syndrome?

Treatment of PBS: The treatment of pbs involves multiple approaches. Medications, avoidance of irritants, bladder installations, pelvic floor physical therapy, neuromodulation. For more information see this link. http://www.drjkm.com/treatment-options-interstitial-cystitis-painful-bladder-syndromes-part-3-discussion-ic-pbs/. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

Pbs is also called interstitial cystitis (ic). It is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. There is a lot of research by urogynecology and urology trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


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What are treatments for painful bladder syndrome?

What are treatments for painful bladder syndrome?

The following...: I assumed the diagnosis is well established. If so, take the following: 1. Understand ; accept it, 2. Behavioral modification with moderate fluid intake, no spicy foods, no coffee or caffeine-related beverages, and timed voiding, 3. Pelvic floor muscle exercise to promote self-awareness, 4. Join ic/pbs supporting goups, 5. Try various drugs, 6. Careful coitus, 6. Try nerve-stimulating... Interstim. ...Read more

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Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?

Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?

For symptoms yes: But it probably doesn't actually treat the condition ie heal the bladder wall. Painful bladder syndrome includes manythings that aren't ic such as pelvic floor dysfunction that will respond well to rehab. ...Read more

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Can I have painful bladder syndrome?

Can I have painful bladder syndrome?

IC: Interstitial cystitis is not currently a disorder that can be cured. Most treatments are geared toward symptom reduction. Elmiron (pentosan) is the only FDA approved oral med for IC. It helps some but not all patients. Most need other therapeutic options in addition. See a urologist that treats a lot of patients with IC. They are more likely to offer you a variety of treatment modalities beyond Elmiron (pentosan). ...Read more

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Could painful bladder syndrome symptoms come an go.?

Could painful bladder syndrome symptoms come an go.?

Here are some...: The intensity of symptoms related with real painful bladder syndrome may widely fluctuate but not complete disappearing by behavioral modification. More? Ask treating urologist or gyn-doc or PCP timely. ...Read more

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What to do with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

What to do with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

IC: Interstitial cystitis is not currently a disorder that can be cured. Most treatments are geared toward symptom reduction. Elmiron (pentosan) is the only FDA approved oral med for IC. It helps some but not all patients. Most need other therapeutic options in addition. See a urologist that treats a lot of patients with IC. They are more likely to offer you a variety of treatment modalities beyond Elmiron (pentosan). ...Read more

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Whats the difference between interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

Whats the difference between  interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

Same, trigger points: This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read more

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Good ways to cope with an interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) sufferer?

Diet, diet& diet: Mainly sticking to the diet. U can try Pyridium and prelief during flares, take zantac (ranitidine) and Tums regularly, elmirontherapy if indicated. Cysta q is a herbal supplement u can try pelvic floor therapy and aerobic exercise are good. Manage endometriosis, ibs, and allergies aggressively. ...Read more

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Can you have both prostate enlargement and painful bladder syndrome at the same time?

Can you have both  prostate enlargement and painful bladder syndrome at the same time?

Yes.: Prostate enlargement is very common in men, especially as they age. Painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is less common, but can arise and independently create potentially debilitating urinary symptoms. There is no clear link between the two, but both can contribute to urinary bother. If you suffer from both, please work with your urologist to work through these entities. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more