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Interstitial Cystitis

Dmitry Bisk, M.D. Reviewed 06/2022
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • A condition characterized by pain, pressure or discomfort of the bladder or pelvic region associated with one or more of the following urinary symptoms: increased frequency, urgency,...

DIAGNOSIS

  • Many diagnostic criteria exist that are dependent on patient symptoms and the exclusion of other overlapping pathology.

  • A clinical diagnosis in uncomplicated cases can be characterized by sym...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

  • The goal of treatment should be symptom control and to increase patient quality of life.

  • There is no universally effective treatment plan. There is also no strong evidence tha...

ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Patient Monitoring

Tailored to severity, duration, and response to intervention 

DIET

  • Dietary modification, elimination diet

  • Common irritants include caffeine, chocol...

REFERENCES

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Hanno  PM, Erickson  D, Moldwin  R, et al; for American Urological Association. Diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: AUA guidelin...

SEE ALSO

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Females

  • Algorithm: Pelvic Girdle Pain (Pregnancy or Postpartum Pelvic Pain)

CODES

ICD10

  • N30.10 Interstitial cystitis (chronic) without hematuria

  • N30.11 Interstitial cystitis (chronic) with hematuria

SNOMED

  • 197834003 Chronic interstitial cystitis (disorder)

  • 79160001 Hunner’s ulcer ...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • ​​​​​​In most cases, this is a clinical diagnosis that is characterized by symptoms that have been present for more than 6 weeks without other underlying causes. Symptoms include pain,...

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