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About Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic, painful bladder condition that causes bladder pressure, bladder pain and pelvic pain among other symptoms that can affect your daily life, sleep and ability to work. Symptoms vary from person to person and my range from mild to severe. Although there is no cure for interstitial cystitis there are a variety of treatment options available to relieve symptoms.

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment at UT Health Austin

In your initial exam, your clinician may conduct a pelvic examination and any other additional screenings that may help rule out any other conditions that may be causing you problems. Based on your evaluation, your care team will discuss possible treatment options that best suit you and your goals. More conservative treatment approaches are often used first including lifestyle modifications and medications to help provide relief and manage symptoms. Physical therapy is also an option used to strengthen the pelvic muscles to help reduce pain. Regardless of your treatment, your care team will work with you to understand the risk and benefits and what you can expect throughout your care.

About Women’s Health Institute

The Women’s Health Institute is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care and ongoing support all women deserve to live healthier more fulfilling lives. Our care team delivers a coordinated, whole-woman approach to care focusing on the goals that matter to you. The Women’s Health Institute practices mutual respect and care for all patients including transgender individuals. Whatever your needs, your specialized care team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.