- Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a long-term chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder wall1
- The symptoms of BPS may resemble a bladder infection, however they do not improve with antibiotics and no obvious infection can be identified2
- Symptoms include pelvic pain or discomfort that occurs during bladder filling, abnormally frequent urination, urgency, and nocturia3
Symptoms associated with BPS3
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Frequent urination (>7 times a day)
- A constant urge to pass urine, even after emptying the bladder
- Pain during sexual intercourse
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- NICE Pentosan polysulfate sodium for treating bladder pain syndrome. Technology appraisal guidance 610. NICE, 2019.
Available at: www.nice.org.uk/TA610
- Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Brochure. International Painful Bladder Foundation. 2014.
Available at: https://www.painful-bladder.org/pdf/IPBF%20Publ%2004%20UK.pdf
- European Association of Urology. Guidelines on chronic pelvic pain.
Available at: https://uroweb.org/guideline/chronic-pelvic-pain/#4