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.
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.
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.
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.
Our providers have the expertise to treat even the most complex urogynecologic problems with practiced, thoughtful care for the needs of our patients. The pelvic health program at UMMC sees patients by physician-referral and self-referral.
To refer a patient to the University Women's Care pelvic health program: