ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial

Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep?

Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia bu...

Lyme Disease Activists Take Fight to Washington D.C.

New Envita Study Shows Chronic Lyme Disease "Fools" Immune System, Resistant to Antibiotics

Safely Burn Away Body Fat

Omega-3 fatty acids boost B vitamin brain benefit

Substantial health threat: Never-before-seen tick-borne disease

Lyme Advocates Call on IDSA to Focus on Patient Care Instead of Attacking Those in Distress

Zinc deficiency linked to chronic inflammation

 
Print Page
Email Article

Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis, painful bladder syndrome and similar diseases in women: A systematic review

  [ 97 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By LM Bogart • www.ProHealth.com • June 7, 2007


Journal: The Journal of Urology. 2007. Feb;177(2):450-6

Authors and affiliation: Bogart LM, Berry SH, Clemens JQ. Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA. [E-mail: lbogart@rand.org ]

PMID: 17222607

Purpose: In women, symptoms of interstitial cystitis are difficult to distinguish from those of painful bladder syndrome and they appear to overlap with those of urinary tract infection, chronic urethral syndrome, overactive bladder, vulvodynia and endometriosis.

This has led to difficulties in formulating a case definition for Interstitial Cystitis, and complications in the treatment and evaluation of its impact on the lives of women. We performed a systematic literature review to determine how best to distinguish interstitial cystitis from related conditions.

Materials and methods: We performed comprehensive literature searches using the terms diagnosis, and each of interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, urinary tract infection, overactive bladder, chronic urethral syndrome, vulvodynia and endometriosis.

Results: Of 2,680 screened titles 604 articles were read in full.

n The most commonly reported interstitial cystitis symptoms were bladder/pelvic pain, urgency, frequency and nocturia.

n Interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome share the same cluster of symptoms. Chronic urethral syndrome is an outdated term.

n Self-reports regarding symptoms and effective antibiotic use can distinguish recurrent urinary tract infections from interstitial cystitis in some but not all women. Urine cultures may also be necessary.

n Pain distinguishes interstitial cystitis from overactive bladder

n And vulvar pain may distinguish vulvodynia from interstitial cystitis.

n Dysmenorrhea distinguishes endometriosis from interstitial cystitis, although many women have endometriosis plus interstitial cystitis.

Conclusions:

n In terms of symptoms, interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome may be the same entity.

n Recurrent urinary tract infections may be distinguished from interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome via a combination of self-report and urine culture information.

n Interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome may be distinguished from overactive bladder, vulvodynia and endometriosis, although identifying interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome in women with more than 1 of these diseases may be difficult.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream... When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream...
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
SAM-e: a Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood SAM-e: a Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood
Live Without Anxiety or Stress
Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing