What are the Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis (IC)?
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Urge to urinate frequently
- Pain during sex
- Urinary discomfort
Chronic pelvic pain can be a symptom of a variety of underlying conditions. Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic and painful condition that is caused by inflammation of the tissue in the wall of the bladder. Women with chronic pelvic pain that is associated with interstitial cystitis (IC) often feel the urge to urinate frequently, have pain that is decreased by urinating, and often have to urinate in the middle of the night. Interstitial cystitis is often misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection and can go years without being treated properly.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron is the only FDA-approved medication for the relief of bladder pain or discomfort associated with IC. Elmiron is an oral medication that is believed to help build up the protective mucous lining of the bladder wall. Scientific studies show that Elmiron relieves bladder pain in 38% to 61% of IC patients after 3 months. Elmiron offers gradual relief and may take several months before eliminating or alleviating symptoms.
Discuss how Elmiron could help the symptoms of your interstitial cystitis with a healthcare provider at Partners In Women’s Health Care. Schedule an appointment today to discuss how to best manage your IC.