interstitial cystitis

10 Jun


clinical syndrome characterized by daytime and nighttime urinary frequency, urgency, and pelvic pain of unknown etiology

Not a well understood condition.

More common in women than in men.

Many exacerbating factors, diet, stress, etc.

Usually suprapubic pain, urethral pain, or back pain.

Urologists require 6 mths of sxs for diagnosis.

Workup includes UA/UC. Often cultures are negative.

Diagnosis of exclusion usually.

Amytryptilline or antihistamines are recommended for initial pain management.


Submitted by J. Rothstein.


References: uptodate, emedicine, picture


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