Bladder pain syndrome (bps)

All too often, the terms interstitial cystic (IC) and Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) are erroneously combined. These are, in fact, two separate conditions. Interstitial cystitis is a bladder disease, which can be identified in only 10% of patients diagnosed with IC or BPS. BPS is a compilation of symptoms, which includes pelvic pain and bladder symptoms. However, no abnormality is detected upon inspection and biopsy of the bladder.

how vista urology properly diagnoses bps

Vista Urology conducts a comprehensive evaluation of this syndrome to better understand the specific condition affecting the patient. BPS may be caused by:

  • An orthopedic problem
  • Childbirth injury
  • Pelvic floor muscle tension
  • Myofascial pain (pain in soft tissues or muscles)
  • Central sensitization (chronic widespread pain)

Each of these conditions requires specific therapies and can often overlap. Formulation of the diagnosis and personalized care are paramount.

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