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Pain in Women pp 173-188 | Cite as

Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis in Women

  • Leah Moynihan
  • Eman Elkadry
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Abstract

Painful bladder syndrome affects thousands, if not millions, of women. However, the syndrome is not completely understood and is often incorrectly diagnosed. Despite ongoing research, there is a lack of effective treatments and understanding of the pathogenesis of chronic pelvic and bladder pain syndromes. This condition can occur in men as well, although symptoms are often blamed on chronic prostatitis.

Keywords

Pelvic Floor Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pelvic Floor Muscle Interstitial Cystitis Pelvic Pain Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leah Moynihan
    • 1
  • Eman Elkadry
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston Urogynecology AssociatesBostonUSA
  2. 2.Mount Auburn HospitalHarvard University School of MedicineCambridgeUSA

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