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: