Interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, causes numerous symptoms that vary from day to day and person to person. In general, however, the condition causes urgent and occasionally painful bathroom trips, sometimes as many as 40 to 60 times a day. Even after you relieve yourself, you may still feel the urge to urinate.
Though this condition isn't life threatening, it can make life uncomfortable for you. To alleviate your symptoms, you may require physical therapy, oral medications, nerve stimulation, bladder distention, surgery, or a combination of these treatments.
At Western Branch Center for Women in Chesapeake, VA, our staff will use the latest advancements in healthcare to help you recover and live a pain-free life. And we'll gladly educate you on lifestyle changes that could prevent future flare-ups.