If you suffer from chronic pelvic pain or require frequent trips to the bathroom, board-certified urogynecologist Robert Brown, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, and his team are here for you. They provide advanced interstitial cystitis treatments that offer you relief and give you a better quality of life. At the first sign of new or unusual urinary symptoms, call Alabama UROGYN in Fairhope, Alabama, or use the online booking feature today.
Interstitial cystitis is a medical condition that can cause bladder pain and pressure. It’s one of the diseases that make up painful bladder syndrome, and it often leads to frequent urination. Interstitial cystitis can reduce your quality of life if it’s left untreated, but help is within reach.
Some common signs and symptoms of interstitial cystitis to watch out for include:
Symptoms of interstitial cystitis vary from person to person. They might flare up during menstruation in women, with exercise or stress, or when you sit for long time periods.
The cause of interstitial cystitis isn’t entirely clear and anybody can develop the condition. Certain factors increase your risk, such as being a woman, genetics, having fair skin, older age, or having a pain disorder. Complications associated with untreated interstitial cystitis include reduced bladder capacity, sexual intimacy problems, emotional stress, and even depression.
To find out if you have interstitial cystitis, Dr. Brown and his team review your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical examination, including a pelvic exam, and they might recommend specialized diagnostic tests. Examples include urine tests, biopsies, cystoscopy to view the inside of your bladder, and bladder function tests.
Your personalized interstitial cystitis treatment plan might include the following:
Don’t live with chronic pain or urinary problems when simple treatments can offer you relief. Schedule an appointment with the experts at Alabama UROGYN by phone or online today.