Bladder Pain And Interstitial Cystitis Specialist

UroGyn Specialists of Florida

Gynecologists & Urogynecologists located in Orlando, FL & Lake Mary, FL

The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida, with offices in Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee, Florida, offer expert diagnosis and treatment of bladder pain and interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis is a common cause of pelvic pain.

Bladder Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Q & A

What is interstitial cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the bladder. It can lead to ulceration and bleeding in the bladder lining, eventually causing scarring and tightening of the bladder walls. Often referred to as painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis has a variable clinical course. This means that not only do different patients experience symptoms that range in severity but also that a single patient can experience different symptoms with varying severity. Some of the common symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis include the need to urinate frequently without passing much urine, urinary urgency, and pelvic pain.

When should I see a doctor about bladder pain or urination concerns?

Urination is critical to the effective elimination of waste from the bloodstream and the body. If you experience issues with urination including urinary urgency, frequent urination, pain while urinating, or pelvic pain you should make an appointment for assessment at your earliest convenience. These symptoms are caused by a variety of conditions that affect the bladder and the urinary system and it’s essential for your condition to be diagnosed and effectively treated to protect and preserve your health and wellbeing. Interstitial cystitis is diagnosed by testing that rules out other conditions that cause similar symptoms, so blood tests and urine tests will be needed to confirm your diagnosis.

How is interstitial cystitis treated?

As interstitial cystitis has a variable clinical course, the doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida will customize treatment to address the specific needs of each patient. Medication is a common treatment for interstitial cystitis. In most cases, heparinoid drugs are prescribed to restore and repair the bladder lining. Patients may also be advised to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and antihistamines. The doctor may also suggest bladder distension to increase the capacity of the bladder. Bladder distension is performed with a cystoscopy, which allows the doctor to see inside of the bladder to identify ulcerations and other damage to the bladder lining. If you experience bladder pain, pain while urinating, or urgent and frequent need to urinate, make an appointment with UroGyn Specialists of Florida. The doctors provide compassionate and comprehensive care to protect and improve your health.

Billling & Insurance

UroGyn Specialists of Florida accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on the day of your appointment. Contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral from your insurance carrier, if it is required by your insurance. If this referral is not obtained by the time of your visit, you will be rescheduled. Additionally, under the rules of all HMO and PPO policies, patients will be responsible for paying their co-payment at the time of the appointment.

Referrals are needed for the following insurances:

  • HMO's
  • Tricare
  • FHHS Rosen (every six months)
  • Wellcare (yearly)

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Digestive and Liver Center of Florida, P.A.
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Orlando Center For Outpatient Surgery
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Winnie Palmer Hospital For Women & Babies
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