Bladder Pain and Interstitial Cystitis
Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) is a group of symptoms, including mild to severe bladder pain and an urgent and/or frequent need to urinate. The disorder can affect women and men, but is more common in women. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat because the underlying cause is not well understood.
Did you go to the bathroom and suddenly feel a searing pain? If you did, you might be suffering from bladder pain. It is something that not alot of women talk about but is fairly common. It can be caused by a few different things, such as Urinary Tract Infections, Bladder Cancer and Crohn’s disease. However, the most common cause of bladder pain is Interstitial cystitis (aka IC or painful bladder syndrome) with between 3 to 6% of women suffering from it. It happens when your bladder gets inflamed or irritated and is likely to be at its worst when your bladder is full.
If you suffer from IC, you might also get symptoms associated with incontinence, such as needing to go to the bathroom very frequently or having to suddenly dash to the loo. If you are worried about having an embarrassing accident, you can always use Poise products that come in liners, ultrathins and pad varieties for discreet, comfortable protection so you can get on with living an active and dynamic life.