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Transl Androl Urol. 2015 Dec;4(6):643-52. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4683.2015.10.09.

Similarities between interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and vulvodynia: implications for patient management.

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1 Academic Urology at Bryn Mawr, The Center for Pelvic Medicine, Rosemont, PA, USA ; 2 Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Pelvic Pain Treatment Center, The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore-LIJ Healthcare System, New Hyde Park, NY, USA.


Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and vulvodynia are chronic pain syndromes that appear to be intertwined from the perspectives of embryology, pathology and epidemiology. These associations may account for similar responses to various therapies.


Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS); vulvodynia, urogenital sinus (UGS), treatments

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