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Prim Care. 2010 Sep;37(3):527-46, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2010.05.002.

Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

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Duke Family Medicine Residency Program, Division of Family Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University, DUMC 3886, Durham, NC 27710, USA.


Painful bladder syndrome or urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a chronic condition that presents with lower urinary tract symptoms that include dysuria, urgency, frequent urination, and chronic pelvic pain. Diagnoses included in the painful bladder syndrome are interstitial cystitis and prostatodynia. The history, physical examination, and laboratory evaluation of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms are important in ruling out other diagnoses. Treatment options that are US Food and Drug Administration approved and evidence based are limited; however, many symptom-based treatment options can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

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