Newsletter – June 2019 [Volume1 Issue2]

Practical tips of Managing Bladder Pain Syndrome/ Interstitial Cystitis

In Indian scenario, many a time we receive these patients even without confirmed diagnosis [1,2] despite being extensively investigated. They may present at different stages of the disease with different combinations of symptoms and co-morbidities. Therefore we will discuss various ways of modifying the treatment as per the needs of an individual patient in order to give the best improvement in their quality of life. After prolonged suffering, patients are usually desperate for immediate relief. They must be first educated regarding the possibility of this disease and start fast-acting medications for relief or combinations as per need. Any mandatory investigation can also be advised simultaneously, but do not wait for reports before starting first-line treatment for symptomatic relief. Read More

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