Interstitial cystitis (IC) or painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is a chronic condition that causes discomfort or pain of the bladder, urethra, and/or general pelvic area.
The most common symptoms of painful bladder syndrome are:
Many women are initially diagnosed with urinary tract infections, but prescribed antibiotics offer only minimal, short-term relief. Symptoms may also be associated with certain foods or beverages and/or other medical conditions. Conditions commonly associated with painful bladder syndrome include:
The physicians and staff at University Women's Care are a team of caring professionals. Our providers have the expertise to treat even the most complex urogynecologic problems. We provide practiced, thoughtful care and work with patients to find the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment to meet each woman's unique personal needs.
There are no standard symptoms or tests for painful bladder syndrome, so various methods are used to rule out other conditions.
Tests used to determine a diagnosis of painful bladder syndrome:
Our physicians work with patients to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for their individual needs. Multiple treatment options are often used at the same time.
Treatments we offer include:
Our providers have the expertise to treat even the most complex urogynecologic problems with practiced, thoughtful care for the needs of our patients. Request an appointment or learn more about our physicians below.
To refer a patient to the University Women's Care pelvic health program:
The pelvic health program at UMMC sees patients by physician-referral and self-referral.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
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