Increased prevalence of interstitial cystitis: previously unrecognized urologic and gynecologic cases identified using a new symptom questionnaire and intravesical potassium sensitivity.

@article{Parsons2002IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of interstitial cystitis: previously unrecognized urologic and gynecologic cases identified using a new symptom questionnaire and intravesical potassium sensitivity.},
  author={C. Lowell Parsons and Jeffrey R. Dell and Edward J. Stanford and Michael Bullen and Bruce E. Kahn and Tracy Waxell and James A. Koziol},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={573-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Most individuals with interstitial cystitis (IC) have both pelvic pain and urinary urgency/frequency, and many have dyspareunia. Existing questionnaires designed to assess bladder-origin pelvic pain (IC) give little attention to pelvic pain or dyspareunia, however. On the basis of our clinical experience with more than 5000 patients with IC, we have designed a pelvic pain and urgency/frequency (PUF) symptom scale that gives balanced attention to urinary urgency/frequency, pelvic pain… CONTINUE READING