2017 Bladder Health Month #1: Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome

November 4, 2017

Do you have pelvic pain and bladder symptoms such as frequent/urgent urination?  It is sad but true that more time and effort has been spent on what to name this problem than on solving it.  Dr. Payne has consistently and strongly advocated for the past five years that ulcerative interstitial cystitis must be considered as a unique disease, separate from other causes of the same symptoms.  Hear his lecture from the 2017 American Urological Association meeting in Boston, MA here:


If you have pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms and are not responding to treatment you may not have the right diagnosis.  Doctors are following “evidence based” algorithms in the absence of real evidence.  Research combines patients who have similar symptoms but different underlying problems.  No wonder little progress has been made.

We can help.  Each patient is treated as an individual with a tailored diagnostic evaluation and an individualized treatment plan.