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Dr. Earle Pescatore
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What are the core symptoms of painful bladder syndrome?

What are the core symptoms of painful bladder syndrome?

Pain, urge frequency: Pain, urinary urgency and urinary frequency in the absence of an active infection. This diagnosis (also may be called interstitial cystitis) can sometimes be challenging to determine. There are a number of treatments and a multi-modal therapeutic approach is usually the most successful. ...Read more

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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial Cystitis is also known as Painful bladder syndrome. 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


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Sure, i've heard of painful bladder syndrome. But now that I have it, I want to know what is really happening in my body.?

Painful Bladder synd: Painfull bladder syndrome is also called interstitial cystits.The symptoms vary from mild discomfort, to tenderness, pain in bladder or pelvic area, frequency and/or urgency to urinate.It is more common in women. Diagnosis is made after all other causes for the symptoms like infection, stone etc are ruled out.Treatment bladder washing with dmso, or elmira, aspirin, tens, eliminating alcohol and otherfood. ...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 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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What is the definition or description of: painful bladder syndrome?

Chronic Bladder Pain: 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 an impact on severity. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pbs (painful bladder syndrome)?

Here are some...: A diagnosis for PBS is made after properly ruling out disorders affecting bladder ability to hold urine and to empty such as UTI, IC (insterstitial cystitis), etc. How to reach a Dx of PBS? Follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on when and how to work closely with doc, usually a urologist. ...Read more

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How do you make the diagnosis of painful bladder syndrome?

How do you make the diagnosis of  painful bladder syndrome?

Hsitory exan cystosc: A uro-gyn or a urologist needs to do an exam, a urine test , ultrasound and urethroscopy and cystoscopy to determine if you ahve this and depending on the type and severity there are many different treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there any longterm cures for painful bladder syndrome?

Are there any longterm cures for painful bladder syndrome?

Not really: However many patients have learned hwo to accomodate the symptoms and have been functioning quite normally. ...Read more

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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


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


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