Urology - Interstitial Cystitis


Urology - Interstitial Cystitis Background 

Disease Etiology
Interstitial cystitis (IC) or bladder pain syndrome (BPS) or painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region (1). IC/BPS includes all cases of urinary pain that cannot be attributed to other causes such as an infection or urinary stones. The cause of IC is as yet unknown. It is postulated that changes in urothelial permeability, notably due to changes in the protective mucous layer leads
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