Interstitial Cystitis

vulvodynia
Are You Dealing With Vulvodynia? Symptoms & Treatments

Vulvodynia is pain around the opening of your vagina that lasts at least 3 months. There is no clear cause for this pain. There may be some swelling, but many people with it have a normal-looking vulva. Treatment for vulvodynia may include topical medicines, oral medicines, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes. If you are experiencing…

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bladder spasms
Bladder Spasms: Signs, Causes, Treatments, & Prevention

Bladder spasms are when the muscles of your bladder contract or tighten. These spasms often trigger an urge to urinate and a burning sensation when you release urine. Bladder spasms are often used synonymously with “overactive bladder” (OAB). While these are two different conditions, they often happen to be related. Spasms in your bladder may…

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dysuria
Dysuria: Causes & Treatments For Painful Urination

Sometimes “going” doesn’t go so well. If you’ve never experienced pain when you’re urinating, the experience can be jarring. Dysuria is a relatively common experience and can be caused by many different factors. Dysuria is the medical term for painful urination. Sometimes it can feel like simple discomfort, a burning sensation, or even itching as…

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interstitial cystitis diet
Interstitial Cystitis Diet: What To Eat & What To Avoid

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition characterized by pelvic pain, bladder pain, urinary frequency (feeling the need to urinate frequently) and urgency (feeling the strong need to urinate), and bladder pressure. It’s also known as painful bladder syndrome. What are the different types of IC? The different types of IC are ulcerative IC…

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