What You Should Know About Bladder Pain Syndrome, How It Affects Sex Life 

Did you know that Bladder pain syndrome could affect your sex life as an adult or a couple? Well, it is the truth.

The syndrome, otherwise known as interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome) is a chronic (long-term) pain condition that affects the bladder.

Your bladder is the organ that holds urine from the kidneys until the urine travels down the urethra and out of the body.

*It occurs more in women, than in men.

*It can be difficult to diagnose in a woman, because many doctors differ on its meaning, effects, and how exactly it could be tackled.

*It reacts differently in different patients. While the ailment manifests as a pain occurring in their pelvis or genital area for some women, others feel discomfort in other parts of their body.

*Bladder pain syndrome may show similar symptoms as Urinary Tract Infections but they are not the same. While UTIs are caused by germs and are treated with antibiotics, Bladder pain syndrome has no cure.

*The syndrome causes pain in the lower abdomen, and it is intense when the bladder becomes filled with urine.

*Frequent urination, as people with severe bladder pain syndrome may urinate as often as 40 times a day, including during the night.

*Pain, pressure, or tenderness in the bladder, urethra, vulva, vagina, or rectum.

*Pain in the muscles of the pelvic floor, lower abdomen, and lower back

*Pain that may get worse during your menstrual period.

*Pain during sexual intercourse.


.Harvard Health


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