Interstitial cystitis: bladder pain and beyond

@inproceedings{Theoharides2008InterstitialCB,
  title={Interstitial cystitis: bladder pain and beyond},
  author={Theoharis C Theoharides and Kristene E Whitmore and Edward J. Stanford and Robert M. Moldwin and Michael O'Leary},
  year={2008}
}
Background: Interstitial cystitis is characterized by over 6 months of chronic pain, pressure and discomfort felt in the lower pelvis or bladder. It is often relieved with voiding, along with daytime frequency and nocturia in the absence of a urinary tract infection. Interstitial cystitis occurs primarily in females including adolescents and its diagnosis is still one of exclusion. It is now recognized as a serious medical condition associated with significant disability. Objective: The aim of… CONTINUE READING

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