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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.

Abstract

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.

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

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