Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammation of the bladder that often presents itself with symptoms similar to overactive bladder along with pelvic pain or bladder discomfort. It can be managed with diet changes, medication, behavior modification, and sometimes other mother modalities.
Interstitial cystitis can be difficult to diagnose at times. It can be detected by examining the bladder via cystoscopy while distended or by checking for a sensitivity to potassium as an office procedure.
Dr. Freedman and his staff have extensive experience in managing the symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis and providing the necessary emotional support that is sometimes needed.