It is a feeling of pain and pressure in the bladder area. Along with this pain are lower urinary tract symptoms which have lasted for more than 6 weeks, without having an infection or other clear causes. Symptoms range from mild to severe. For some patients the symptoms may come and go, and for others they don't go away. The bladder and kidneys are part of the urinary system, the organs in our bodies that make, store, and pass urine. You have 2 kidneys that make urine.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Interstitial Cystitis - Western New York Urology Associates, LLC
Did you know that a large number of seemingly diverse female ailments can be traced to one common problem — pelvic floor spasm? Maladies such as pelvic pain or genital pain, pain with sex, bladder control problems, and bowel dysfunction are often related to over-tense pelvic floor muscles, and the sufferer is unaware of this being the root cause of her problems. The good news is this problem can be treated without side-effect producing medications or surgery. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to the front, back, and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum. Like a hammock, these muscles support organs of the pelvis, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum.
Many people with interstitial cystitis IC have problems with the group of muscles in the lower pelvic area and develop a condition called pelvic floor dysfunction PFD. Treating PFD may be very helpful in reducing symptoms and pain for some IC patients—most patients see improvement after several weeks of therapy. Like a sling or hammock, these muscles support the organs in the pelvis, including the bladder, uterus or prostate, and rectum.
Thirty-two patients were recruited in each group. These patients also scored worse on the total adjusted FSFI score Twenty-nine