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Bladder Directed vs. Pelvic Floor Therapy in IC/BPS
Women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) have debilitating urinary frequency and urgency, and chronic pelvic or bladder pain perceived to be related to the bladder. Although many clinicians think that IC/BPS symptoms result from a bladder problem, tight pelvic floor muscles can cause similar symptoms and might be responsible for ICBPS symptoms instead of the bladder. Inadequate assessment of the problem leads to delays in treatment and often years of suffering. This clinical trial will test a bladder directed therapy (bladder instillations) compared to a course of pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) to assess the role of the pelvic floor as a major contributor to pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction in adult women with non-ulcerative IC/BPS. Early assessment of the pelvic floor muscles in patients with IC/BPS symptoms may prevent common delays in proper diagnosis and allow for early, more effective treatment.Start: April 2017
Optimizing Psychosocial Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a severe pain condition affecting 3-8 million people in the United States lacking treatments that work. Emotional suffering is common in IC/BPS and known to make physical symptoms worse, and studies show patient sub-groups respond differently to treatment. By creating and testing a psychosocial intervention specific to IC/BPS, we will learn if this intervention improves patient wellness, who the intervention works best for, and how the body's pain processing influences outcomes.Start: July 2020
Chronic Pain Risk Associated With Menstrual Period Pain
The purpose of this study is to determine if some women with dysmenorrhea (painful periods) are at higher future risk of developing chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and if oral contraceptives (OC) can be used to reverse this chronic pain risk. Investigators will examine whether dysmenorrhea produces CPP via repetitive cross organ sensitization (COS) episodes. The use of cyclical OCs to eliminate dysmenorrhea is expected to reduce COS and decrease the risk of developing CPP.Start: July 2014