The relationship of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome to vulvodynia.

@article{Carrico2009TheRO,
  title={The relationship of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome to vulvodynia.},
  author={Donna J. Carrico and Karen L Sherer and Kenneth M. Peters},
  journal={Urologic nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={233-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Many patients have interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), a condition of frequency, urgency, and pain affecting more than 1 million women in the United States. The vulva, not the urethra or bladder, may actually be the site of some of the reported pain in women with IC/PBS. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the presence of vulvodynia in women diagnosed with IC/PBS. METHOD A mailed survey was used to identify women with IC/PBS who also reported… CONTINUE READING

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