Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)

About- Interstitial cystitis also called painful bladder syndrome is a chronic bladder condition causing bladder pain and pressure and sometimes pelvic pain. 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain between the scrotum and anus in men (perineum)
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pelvic Pain in women
  • Pelvic pressure or discomfort
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary urgency
  • Urinating small amounts
The exact cause of interstitial cystitis is not clearly understood. It occurs due to Probable factors are
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Damage to the bladder lining
  • Excessive stretching of the bladder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frequent bacterial infections
  • Hypersensitivity or inflammation of pelvic nerves
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Presence of abnormal substances in the urine
  • Trauma or injury to the spinal cord
  • Trauma to the bladder lining from surgical procedures
  • Vascular (blood vessel) disease
  • Weakened or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles
Specialists to visit
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

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