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    How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

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    Dr Arun offers specialised service in the following areas: Holistic approach in the management of Urinary Incontinence including Urodynamics for women Botox injections to bladder … View Profile

    The term IC has been replaced with Bladder pain Syndrome (BPS) since 2008 by ESSIC.

    The main symptoms include Pain on filling bladder and also voiding, urgency and nocturia.

    Majority of patients ptresent with pelvic pain. Endometriosis and BPS coexist in up to 50% of women. They are called evil twins of Pelvic pain.

    Diagnosis is based upon clinical symptoms, bladder diary, urine analysis, cytology if there is haematuria.

    Most cases , cystoscopy, bladder wall biopsy under anaesthetic and laparoscopy (to rule out endometriosis) are required.

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