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 condition that causes unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms of more than six weeks duration, in the absence of infection or other identifiable causes. Download the […]
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 […]