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Transl Androl Urol. 2015 Dec;4(6):629-37. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4683.2015.10.07.

Review of intravesical therapies for bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.

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1 Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Australia ; 2 Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia.


Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) is a chronic pain condition characterised by urinary frequency, urgency and pain or discomfort which the patient attributes to the bladder. It is a complex condition to manage and treat and requires a multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approach. As well as lifestyle and behavioural modifications, physical therapy and oral medications, intravesical treatments can be used in the treatment algorithm for BPS/IC. A number of intravesical agents are reviewed in this paper along with the available evidence for their use.


Bladder pain syndrome (BPS); instillation therapy; interstitial cystitis (IC); intravesical therapy

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