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Bladder pain and discomfort can be a sign of any of these conditions:
Interstitial CystitisThis condition is caused by chronic pain and pressure in the bladder and pelvic region. Also known as PBS (Pelvic Bladder Syndrome), this condition can affect both children and adults, though it is primarily seen in women. Medications and behavioral therapies can help in controlling the condition and reducing bladder pain and discomfort.
Urinary Tract InfectionsUrinary tract infections, also known as UTIs, can be troublesome and painful. Infections can cause patients to feel a burning sensation when they urinate, feel as though their bladder is always full, and can result in constant Urination – even of small quantities. Patients dealing with this condition are often uncomfortable, but can find relief by getting a proper diagnosis of the condition and using antibiotics to treat the infection.
Overactive BladderAn overactive bladder is a condition in which patients experience the sudden urge to urinate regularly. This may cause leakage and incontinence, and may become embarrassing to an individual. While pads and liners can be used to contain the problem, behavioral therapy, medications, and even surgical interventions can assist in addressing this condition long-term.
Bladder CancerIn severe cases, bladder cancer may be the cause for pain. Cancerous cells can form on the inner lining of the bladder and cause chronic discomfort. With early diagnosis, this can be treated with higher success rates.
Dr. Gandhi is proud to offer professional assistance to patients in the Illinois area to help with their urological and gynecological needs at North Shore Urogynecology. He provides a safe, comfortable atmosphere for women to share their medical concerns and find effective treatments.
If bladder pain has been putting a cramp in your lifestyle, a visit to Dr. Gandhi can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment.