What is Interstitial Cystitis/BPS?
Dear My First Urologist: a letter from an IC/BPS patient
What is Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome? Interstitial Cystitis(IC)/Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) is a chronic pain and bladder condition with painful urinary symptoms that lasts over 6 weeks in the absence of urinary tract infection or any other clear cause. IC/BPS was once seen as a rare condition but the amount of individuals with the condition […]
Why Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously
Dear Urologist, This is a subject that Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome patients, have been meaning to discuss with you for some time now, but your medical authority can be more intimidating than you think. I am also unsure if you are aware just how much power you surprisingly hold and to what extent you affect […]
Ask any woman about her personal experience with pain and healthcare, and it is likely that you will hear stories like mine. In my teens, I dealt a lot of pelvic pain and chronic urinary tract infections. You can read more about my story, here. No matter how much I tried to prevent pain or […]