Initial assessment of Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS)
IC/BPS is of unknown etiology with difficulty to reach a diagnose. It has often been described as two separate disorders: “IC,” a chronic inflammatory disorder, and “BPS,” often lacking an inflammatory component (1).
Diagnosis is symptom-driven and with no definitive marker to date for interstitial cystitis (2). I agree with the recently published literature, that “there is worldwide confusion in diagnosis and treatment of IC patients and most of them not receiving individualized tailored treatment. Read More