e-Learning | Bladder Pain Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)

28th August 2018 by Louise Hudman

e-Learning | Bladder Pain Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)

This is a new guideline from RCOG on Bladder Pain Syndrome, which used to be called Interstitial Cystitis, among other things. As this is a new guideline and it is a common problem (affecting up to 6% of people), I will summarise the bits relevant to us.


This is a chronic pain syndrome and a diagnosis of exclusion. It’s management should therefore be similar to that for other chronic pain syndromes.

The official definition is:

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