Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial CystitisInterstitial cystitis is a recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. Interstitial cystitis is a urinary bladder disease that causes urinary frequency, urgency, and pain. Patients can also suffer from nocturia, pelvic floor dysfunction, pain during sexual intercourse, and difficulty with daily activities such as driving and working. Pelvic floor dysfunction therapy is a useful treatment for patients who can learn to lengthen, contract, and relax the pelvic muscle group. Pelvic floor exercises (Kegels), massage, and biofeedback are also useful treatments (see Urinary Incontinence for more information).